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U.S. Marines rest in the field on Guadalcanal,August-December 1942.

Most of these Marines are armed with M1903 bolt-action rifles and carry M1905 bayonets and USMC 1941 type packs. Two men high on the hill at right wear mortar vests and one in center has a World War I type grenade vest.

#usmarines #guadalcanal #battleofguadalcanal #pacificwar #secondworldwar #history #1942 #m1903 #m1905bayonet

Here’s shots I’ve gathered the past few weeks. Most of them pacific but there’s 2 109F shots as well. Anyways, enjoy!
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#wingsofduty #p40 #curtiss #p47 #p47thunderbolt #bf109 #messerschmitt #pacificwar #usaaf #wwii #ww2 #worldwar2 #worldwartwo #worldwarii #planes #war #warplanes #aerobatics #guadalcanal #battleofbritain #1940s

I Torneo de Soccerball Guadalcanal con la Hermandad del Costalero
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Throw back to exploring a shipwreck from WW2, just off the beach in the Solomon Islands 🇸🇧 #freedive #solomonislands #guadalcanal #apnea #padi #diving #throwbackthursday #tbt

Fiesta fin se curso 🕺🏼💃
Jueves 21 de junio, a las 21:00 h. En el cole Nuestra Señora de Guaditoca.
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Super Belated Father's Day post:
This is a picture of my grandpa Bruce at age 17 when he enlisted in the Navy to fight in the Pacific during WW2. He has had Parkinson's for nearly 20 years so I never really got to speak to him much about the war since he has been nonverbal for almost a decade. From what I gather from my grandma and family he was an engineer on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific. He served in the battle of Guadalcanal and was on one of the few US Navy ships that survive that great defeat. He never flew in a plane again after the war. After seeing his comrades go down over the seas and repairing so many damaged planes I think planes became a major PTSD trigger. He is still alive in San Gabriel California being cared for by his loving wife Maryanne and his large Irish Catholic family. Truly a member of the greatest generation.
My other grandfather was interned in a camp for Japanese Americans during the war with his family. I always take great pride in knowing that even though my grandfathers were on either side of the conflict they still loved each other and were good friends. That is the true mark of a great sailor. His love knows no boundaries or borders. ❤️🇺🇸❤️ #fathersday #ww2 #veteran #navy #usnavy #navyveteran #pacific #warinthepacific #guadalcanal #japan #allies #axis #warhistory #parkinsons #parkinsonsdisease #family #love #loveknowsnoborder

The “last man standing” bottle lost, VMF-114 reunion in 1998 created these as a replacement and tribute to my cousin. I was gifted this last bottle by the remaining 114 member, Glenn “Danny” Daniel. I’m honored and humbled to have met and interviewed him these past few months. #Tontine
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#WWII#documentary#film #CowboyDown.net #BattleOfPeleliu#Palau#Koror#peleliu#USMC #Corsair#VMF114#DeathDealers#PacificWar #VMF212#guadalcanal #cactusairforce #ace#fighterpilot #warbird#GreatestGeneration#Wyoming #FortLaramie#lestweforget#semperfi #dji#mavicair#drone#gopro#4k

Hiking in the Solomon Islands is always a hot and sticky adventure. The hike to Suboku had angry land descendants, 30 something river crossings, 6 am prayer-bell ringing, a school shouting "Education is a pathway to Heaven" on the chalk board, pikinini throwing apples down the river, and stakka frogs and hornbills.
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#suboku #guadalcanal #green #fiftyshadesofgreen #travelgram #hiking #getoutside #adventurecalling #liveauthentic #lifeofadventure #stayandexplore #exploremore #islandlife #southpacific #visitsolomonislands #solomonislands

2nd only to the #MedalOfHonor, the #NavyCross received by my cousin states, in part; “...for extraordinary heroism and distinguished service.. with bold determination and courageous disregard of personal safety...”
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Happy #fathersday. 1st photo: me & dad in front of John Peter Altgeld Monument in #LincolnPark, #Chicago. Sculptor was Gutzon Borglum, most famous for creating #MountRushmore.
2nd photo: dad at Fort Bragg before he was sent to #Guadalcanal. 3rd photo: at his childhood home in New York with his dog Roy.

My first MoH item!! For those who don’t know, then Lt Col Justice Chambers, served with the 1st Raider Bn on Tulagi and received a silver star for evacuating and organizing the defense throughout the nights despite being wounded himself.

During Roi-Namur campaign, he became the commander of 3/25th. On Saipan he suffered a concussion blast and returned to lead his battalion and then continued to do so at Tinian. He received a Legion of Merit with a Valor device for his competent and conspicuous leadership.

On Iwo Jima, he was awarded the Navy Cross during an action which led to his 3rd and near fatal wounding and his medical retirement in 1946. In 1950, President Truman awarded him the Medal of Honor - upgrading his NC due to reinvestigation and added evidence.
His MoH citation:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as commanding officer of the 3d Assault Battalion Landing Team, 25th Marines, 4th Marine Division, in action against enemy Japanese forces on Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, from 19 to 22 February 1945. Under a furious barrage of enemy machinegun and small-arms fire from the commanding cliffs on the right, Col. Chambers (then Lt. Col.) landed immediately after the initial assault waves of his battalion on D-day to find the momentum of the assault threatened by heavy casualties from withering Japanese artillery, mortar rocket, machinegun, and rifle fire. Exposed to relentless hostile fire, he coolly reorganized his battle-weary men, inspiring them to heroic efforts by his own valor and leading them in an attack on the critical, impregnable high ground from which the enemy was pouring an increasing volume of fire directly onto troops ashore as well as amphibious craft in succeeding waves. Constantly in the front lines encouraging his men to push forward against the enemy's savage resistance, Col. Chambers led the 8-hour battle to carry the flanking ridge top and reduce the enemy's fields of aimed fire, thus protecting the vital foothold gained. ⬇️⬇️⬇️

Generously on loan by @bentprop, I’m digitizing personal film shot by Jack Conger of VMF-114. It’ll be an amazing addition for my documentary “Cowboy Down” chronicling my cousin’s service in WWII (transfer via Periscope Films)
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#WWII #documentary#film #CowboyDown.net #BattleOfPeleliu #Palau #Koror #peleliu #USMC #Corsair #VMF114 #DeathDealers #PacificWar #Wildcat #VMF212 #HellHounds #guadalcanal #hendersonfield #fighterpilot #warbird #GreatestGeneration #Wyoming #FortLaramie #lestweforget #semperfi #dji#mavicair #drone #gopro #4k
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