70 years ago – War on Guam

When J.B. wrote these missives, he was 59 years old and part of the U.S. Marine invasion force to retake Guam and determine friend from foe. These are his exact words although I have corrected some spellings and any additions/clarifications I have added will be italicized.

My Precious wife –

Another hectic night. I’m getting so I can identify the different shells by the Whirrh! they make in flight. The Japs are pretty well cleaned out in this sector. Snipers slip in and do a little shooting before they are located. I’m tired from loss of sleep. I love you darling – more tomorrow.

Your devoted Prairie dog.

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