Guadalcanal Famous Quotes & Sayings

14 Guadalcanal Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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I had a moment to wonder just what he did at David Emerson's, which really was where Libertyville's elite bought. Was he a salesman? I could see him showing some smart young lady around, saying, Here's one fuck of a nice couch, ma'am, and look at this goddam settee, we sure didn't have nothing like that on Guadalcanal when those fucking stoned-out Japs came at us with their Maxwell House swords.Stephen King Guadalcanal Sayings By Stephen King: I had a moment to wonder just what he did at David Emerson's, which really
There it is. It is useless to ask ourselves why it is we who are here. We are here. There is only us between the airfield and the Japs. If we don't hold, we will loose Guadalcanal.Merritt A. Edson Guadalcanal Sayings By Merritt A. Edson: There it is. It is useless to ask ourselves why it is we who are
Earlier in the morning Company A, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines had attacked eastward into the ruins of Shuri Castle and had raised the Confederate flag. When we learned that the flag of the Confederacy had been hoisted over the very heart and soul of Japanese resistance, all of us Southerners cheered loudly. The Yankees among us grumbled, and the Westerners didn't know what to do. Later we learned that the Stars and Stripes that had flown over Guadalcanal were raised over Shuri Castle, a fitting tribute to the men of the 1st Marine Division who had the honor of being first into the Japanese citadel.Eugene B. Sledge Guadalcanal Sayings By Eugene B. Sledge: Earlier in the morning Company A, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines had attacked eastward into the
Some of these Marines learned what they know on Guadalcanal, a basically useless island in the Southwest Pacific where the Empire of Nippon and the United States of America are disputing - with rifles - each other's right to build a military airbase. Early returns suggest that the Nipponese Army, during its extended tour of East Asia, has lost its edge. It would appear that raping the entire female population of Nanjing, and bayoneting helpless Filipino villagers, does not translate into actual military competence. The Nipponese Army is still trying to work out some way to kill, say, a hundred American Marines without losing, say, five hundred of its own soldiers.Neal Stephenson Guadalcanal Sayings By Neal Stephenson: Some of these Marines learned what they know on Guadalcanal, a basically useless island in
Ronald Reagan has a stack of three-by-five cards in his lap. He skids up a new one: "What advice do you, as the youngest American fighting man ever to win both the Navy Cross and the Silver Star, have for any young marines on their way to Guadalcanal?"
Shaftoe doesn't have to think very long. The memories are still as fresh as last night's eleventh nighmare: ten plucky Nips in Suicide Charge!
"Just kill the one with the sword first."
"Ah," Reagan says, raising his waxed and penciled eyebrows, and cocking his pompadour in Shaftoe's direction. "Smarrrt
you target them because they're the officers, right?"
"No, fuckhead!" Shaftoe yells. "You kill 'em because they've got fucking swords! You ever had anyone running at you waving a fucking sword?
Neal Stephenson Guadalcanal Sayings By Neal Stephenson: Ronald Reagan has a stack of three-by-five cards in his lap. He skids up a
As they prepared themselves to go ashore no one doubted in theory that at least a certain percentage of them would remain on the island dead, once they set foot on it. But no one expected to be one of these. Still it was an awesome thought and as the first contingents came struggling up on deck in full gear to form up, all eyes instinctively sought out immediately this island where they were to be put, and left, and which might possibly turn out to be a friend's grave.James Jones Guadalcanal Sayings By James Jones: As they prepared themselves to go ashore no one doubted in theory that at least
If they can fight and die on Okinawa, Guadalcanal (and) in the South Pacific, they can play ball in America.Happy Chandler Guadalcanal Sayings By Happy Chandler: If they can fight and die on Okinawa, Guadalcanal (and) in the South Pacific, they
Guadalcanal U.S. 1,600 killed, 4,200 wounded.Peter Darman Guadalcanal Sayings By Peter Darman: Guadalcanal U.S. 1,600 killed, 4,200 wounded.
Before Guadalcanal the enemy advanced at his pleasure - after Guadalcanal he retreated at ours.Halsey Guadalcanal Sayings By Halsey: Before Guadalcanal the enemy advanced at his pleasure - after Guadalcanal he retreated at ours.
Our muddy machine gun pits were transformed into Courage Clubs when bombs fell or Japanese warships pounded us from the sea. There was protocol to be observed, too, and it was natural that the poor fellow who might break into momentary terror should cause pained silence and embarrassed coughs. Everyone looked the other way, like millionaires confronted by the horrifying sight of a club member borrowing five dollars from the waiter.Robert Leckie Guadalcanal Sayings By Robert Leckie: Our muddy machine gun pits were transformed into Courage Clubs when bombs fell or Japanese
There was no feeling of dedication because it was absolutely involuntary. I do not doubt that if the Marines had asked for volunteers for an impossible campaign such as Guadalcanal, almost everyone now fighting would have stepped forward. But that is sacrifice; that is voluntary. Being expended robs you of the exultation, the self-abnegation, the absolute freedom of self-sacrifice. Being puts one in the role of victim rather than sacrificer, and there is always something begrudging in this. I doubt if Isaac would have accepted the knife of his father, Abraham, entirely without reproach; yet, for the same master, he would have gladly gone to his death a thousand times. The world is full of the sacrifice of heroes and martyrs, but there was only one Victim.Robert Leckie Guadalcanal Sayings By Robert Leckie: There was no feeling of dedication because it was absolutely involuntary. I do not doubt
Take your time.
Stay away from the easy going.
Never take the same way twice.
Gunny Arndt's rules for successful reconnaissance; Guadalcanal 1942
GYSGT Charles C. Arndt Guadalcanal Sayings By GYSGT Charles C. Arndt: Take your time.Stay away from the easy going.Never take the same way twice.Gunny Arndt's rules
The South Pacific is not a paradise, in the sense that Eden wasn't either. There are always apples and snakes. But it is a wonderful place to live. The green vales of Tahiti, the hills of Guadalcanal, the towering peaks about Wau, and the noonday brilliance of Rabaul have enchanted many white travelers who have stayed on for many years and built happy lives. Often on a cool night when the beer was plentiful and the stories alluring, we have envied the men and women of the South PacificJames A. Michener Guadalcanal Sayings By James A. Michener: The South Pacific is not a paradise, in the sense that Eden wasn't either. There
It was a darkness without time. It was an impenetrable darkness. To the right and left of me rose those terrible formless things of my imagination, which I could not see because there was no light. I could not see, but I dared not close my eyes lest the darkness crawl beneath my eyelids and suffocate me. I could only hear. My ears became my being and I could hear the specks of life that crawled beneath my clothing, the rotting of the great tree which rose from its three-cornered trunk above me. I could hear the darkness gathering against me and the silences that lay between the moving things.Robert Leckie Guadalcanal Sayings By Robert Leckie: It was a darkness without time. It was an impenetrable darkness. To the right and