View Single Post
  #1  
Old 09-14-2015, 05:10 AM
JITB's Avatar
JITB JITB is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Stratford, CT
Posts: 979
Today's the day I remember SSGT Thomas

SSGT Thomas was one of the WWII Vets that was in my 8" Howitzer platoon in 1961. He was a former Edson Raider. Today is the day in 1942 Japanese on Guadalcanal's "Bloody Ridge" were shredded by Edson's Raiders. SSGT Thomas had a picture on his quarter's wall that was his prize possession. It was a picture of him standing on top of a pile of dead Japs. He was leaning on the butt of his M1 Garand (Bayonet attached!) stuck in the top Jap.
__________________
Saepe Expertus, Semper Fidelis, Fratres Aeterni, Per Mare, Per Terram
Jack LaBrecque
Stratford, CT

Reply With Quote