In World War II, the Marines performed a central role in the Pacific War, along with the U.S. Army. The battles of Guadalcanal, Bougainville, Tarawa, Guam, Tinian, Cape Gloucester, Saipan, Peleliu, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa saw fierce fighting between Marines and the Imperial Japanese Army. Some 600,000 Americans served in the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II.
MARVIN STROMBO – 2nd Marines Div, 6th Regimental Scouts and Snipers, Veteran of Tarawa, Tinian and Saipan. Marvin Strombo was born was born into a Montana ranching family; one of seven children. He graduated from [Read more]
ARTHUR PENDLETON – Corporal, 1st Marine Division (Company H, 2nd Battalion, 1st Division) On 2 January 1942, at age 20, Arthur found himself among a small group of recruits headed to Paris Island, South Carolina, [Read more]
EDGAR HARRELL – Corporal USMC, Survivor USS Indianapolis (CA-35) The story of the USS Indianapolis is perhaps one of the more publicized events of WWII due to various films and popular culture (Jaws). The islander in me has [Read more]