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Re: 76 years ago today
My deepest respect to those brave sailors, marines and airmen who launched the first offensive of the Pacific War. Operation Shoestring was just that, not enough of anything and plenty of enemy!
The allied offensive begins in the Pacific with the invasion of Guadalcanal, Tulagi, and adjacent islands. I know I mention this every year. I do this to honor the memory of my father and his comrades in the 1st Marine Parachute Battalion who landed on Gavutu.
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