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Old 09-14-2015, 05:10 AM
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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

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