Letter VII Land by Pacific Paratrooper

For a period of five months the 11th Airborne Division would receive jungle warfare and intensified combat unit ground training in the primitive land of jungles and mountains and thatched huts and the native population fondly called, Fuzzy Wuzzies. The Papua brigades and Allied forces, that fought in what constituted the Cartwheel Operations before the […]

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Battle of Sugar Loaf Hill Okinawa

Eye witness account from Okinawa…. Together We Served Voices By Scott Sumner USMC 1978 – 1984 My uncle James M. Barrett was a World War II Marine. He was born in Nov. 1923 in Minnesota. He had a promising career as a welterweight boxer, until his country’s call became too loud. On January 18, 1943 he […]

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