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Bloody Ridge and Beyond free pdf On the island of Guadalcanal, a 2,000-yard-long ridge rose from the jungle canopy. Behind it lay the air base of Henderson Field. And if Henderson Field fell, it would mean the almost certain death or capture of all 12,500 Marines on the island . . . Positioned on the ridge were the hard-fighting men of Edson s Raiders of the 1st Marine Raider Battalion. They were the United States Marine Corps best of the best, and they knew defeat and retreat were simply not options. For two hellish nights in September 1942, about 840 Marines commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Merritt Austin Red Mike Edson fought one of the most pivotal battles of World War II in the Pacific, clinging desperately to their position on what would soon be known as Bloody Ridge. "Bloody Ridge and Beyond "is the story of how these men showed courage and valor in the face of overwhelming numbers, as told by Marlin Groft, a man who was a member of this incredible fighting force. Includes photographs"

About Marlin Groft

Marlin F. Groft was born in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps from 1939 to 1941, and then became a silk-screen printer in a textile factory. He joined the U.S. Marines after Pearl Harbor and, following boot camp, he volunteered for the 1st Marine Raider Battalion under Lt. Col. Merritt A. Edson, and served with that unit until its dissolution. Assigned to the 29th Marine Regiment of the newly formed 6th Marine Division, he served beyond the end of the war, seeing duty in China until the end of 1945. Groft and his wife, Vivian, live in a Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, retirement community. Larry Alexander is the author of the "New York Times" bestselling biography" Biggest Brother: The Life of Major Dick Winters, the Man Who Led the Band of Brothers "and the coauthor (with Adam Makos) of "A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II," another" New York Times" bestseller. He is also the author of "Shadows in the Jungle: The Alamo Scouts Behind Japanese Lines in World War II" and "In the Footsteps of the Band of Brothers: A Return to Easy Company s Battlefields with Sgt. Forrest Guth." Alexander has been a journalist and columnist for Lancaster newspapers in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, for nearly twenty years and has won numerous state-level awards for excellence in journalism."

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Author : Marlin Groft
Publisher : Berkley Publishing Corporation,U.S.
Data Published :
ISBN : 0425273016
EAN : 9780425273012
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 368 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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