On 24 October 1942, the 1st Marine Division was occupying a defensive position around Henderson Field on Guadalcanal. The 1st Battalion 7th Marines, commanded by LtCol Lewis B “Chesty” Puller helped form this line.
Marine Gunner William M. Fleming was a Sargent in CompanyC, 1st Battalion, Seventh Marines and received the Bronze Star for his actions on 24 and 25 Oct 1942 at Guadalcanal. He was later promoted to Lt and was at Cape Glouster where he was wounded, recovered a few days later and was killed while leading his men at hill 150 - he received the Navy Cross and Purple Heart. If there are any survivors of the Battalion you can link me to I would appreciate it. Thanks, John Edvardsen, CAPT USNR Retired.
if you have any information regarding this Marine.
Sequestration — "This is no time to do business as usual." Gen. James Amos
Saturday, 09 March 2013 07:21
Commandant's intent with this video is to reinforce the White Letter 1-13 he published recently on sequestration, describe the impact of sequester on the Corps, and reassure Marines and their families that while we will face some difficult decisions, the Corps will do everything it can to maintain readiness while keeping faith with our Marines, civilian Marines, and their families.
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