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

After Action Report We Were Soldiers 14-16 November 1965

When I was going through and cleaning out some of my saved military documents (classes, pme, MCI’s, etc) I came across this unique document named “We Were Soldiers After Action Report”. Thinking that I’ve never actually opened it, could this document actually be the true report? Once I opened it up, I was amazed to … Read More

Never Forget: The Korea War Battle of the Hook Was Awful

by Warfare History Network Key point: Many lives were lost as the two sides slugged it out over small patches of land. These battles raged even as the diplomats tried to find a truce. Peering intently through a telescope, General Lemuel C. Shepherd, the commandant of the Marine Corps, scanned the shell-pocked Korean terrain in front of … Read More

The Fire Fight At Phu Long

By: Larry Carl Lay: This is how I remember it: The Skipper The days and nights of the incessant monsoons slowly warmed to the tropical spring. By early February, our clothes and our 782 gear had finally begun to dry after three months of almost continuous rain. Water-wrinkled hands and feet returned to normal. The … Read More

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