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SPOTLIGHT ON THE FIRST MARINE DIVISION IN WORLD WAR II

Up there on the line, with nothing between us and the enemy but space (and precious little of that) we'd forged a bond that time would never erase. We were brothers.

With the Old Breed at Peleliu and Okinawa
by E. B. Sledge


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A painting by famed artist Tom Lea of a Marine heading ashore on D-Day at Peleliu. Lea accompanied the First Marine Division during the first two days of the assault on Peleliu and his combat art from this campaign was some of the most powerful ever done. U.S. Army Art Collection

 

 

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