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VAN STOCKUM: 30 Years in the Marines: The Rest of the Story (1942-1967), Part 8: The Battle for Guam (1944), concluded

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By Ron Van Stockum

In defeating the all-out Japanese attack of July 25-26, our Marines had broken the enemy’s back.  The day following, the battalion commander moved his command post from the foot of the cliff to the top. Ordinarily it would have been a poor location, for enemy fire directed at our frontlines would also pin down those in the command post and hinder their exercise of command. However, in this case, organized resistance at the front had ceased.


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