The Legend of Suicide Charley

COMPANY C, 1ST BATTALION, 7TH MARINES, AND THE BATTLE FOR HENDERSON FIELD, 24–25 OCTOBER 1942 By: Major Gary Gozzens, USMCR (Retired) The 1st Marine Division (1st MarDiv) landed on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, on 7 August 1942, and during the next four months, the division participated in an ongoing fight to prevent the Japanese from recapturing … Read More

In Memory of MGySgt Larry Deyott

It is with a sadden heart that we announce that our brother, MGySgt Larry Deyott has crossed over to Valhalla.  We all met Larry back in 1983 as young boots in Suicide Charley, 2nd Platoon.  Although 40 years has passed since we were all young Marines, full of energy and grit, we still managed to … Read More

Once a Marine, Always a Marine

Like many veterans, there’s two sides to Frank Olivares’ life. The Olivares many know now is a follower of Jesus, a humble, patient soul that wouldn’t hurt even the most persistently pesky fly. He’s a person that picks up hitchhikers without worry, that knows all of his customers’ names by heart and whose generosity of … Read More

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