On the Canal

On the Canal

The Marines of L-3-5 on Guadalcanal, 1942

Unknown - 2004
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A straightforward, gripping tale from the Marines that stormed ashore on Guadalcanal in World War II Told with humor and honesty in a no-holds-barred approach that only a Marine who was there could tell

Excerpt on firing a rifle grenade: "I jammed the rifle stock tight against my shoulder, raised myself up off the ground to a kneeling position, and squeezed the trigger. The rifle went bang and the recoil jarred it loose from my grip. The rifle smacked me hard in the jaw. With that, I went down on my face while the little bluebirds started going tweet, tweet, tweet around my head.--'Did I hit it?' I asked.--'Yeah, you hit it, ' Flash said. 'The damn thing just didn't work.'--We finally ran into somebody from another unit, a guy who really understood how the new style grenade was supposed to work. We explained our misfortune to him, and he asked us did you pull the firing pin out . . . The god damn pin "

Publisher: Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, [2004]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2004
ISBN: 9780811731492
Branch Call Number: 940.54265933 M339
Characteristics: v, 314 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Cuddihy, Thomas
Cuddihy, Edward


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