Marines ultimately seize the island, but not before a long and difficult battle that claimed many lives.
By Ron Van Stockum
Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at 8:00 pm
A day or two after we landed on Guam, at about 11:30 p.m. on July 25, 1944, those of us at the Command Post that had been established at the base of the steep cliff near the beaches, heard a cacophony of machine-gun fire and explosive bursts coming from the top of the cliff.
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