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On page 27 of Liberation: Marines in the Recapture of Guam, the 77th Infantry Division patrolled hills to the east, rather than to the west. The date of the action which merited a Medal of Honor for PFC Harold C. Epperson is 25 June 1944, not July, as stated on page 30 of Breaching the Marianas: The Battle for Saipan ft / 'A' 945 ifl WORLD WAR II 91 W \Aj (I ton, 1966); Ronald H. Spector, Eagle Against the Sun (New York, 1985). S. Marines in the World War II era, is published for the education and training of Marines by tired Marines interviewed for the Marine roles at Tinian are as indicated: BGen William W.

1-fogaboom, G-3, Northern Troops Landing Force; MajGen Louis R. Jones, commanding officer, 23d Marines; BGen Frederick J. Karch, S-3, 14th Ma:rines; MajGen Wood B. Kyle, com- manding officer, 1st Battalion, 2d Marines; MajGen William W. S. Marine Corps, GENERAL EDITOR, WORLD WAR II COMMEMORATIVE SERIES Benis M. Frank CARTOGRAPHIC CONSULTANT George C. MacGillivray EDITING AND DESIGN SECTION, HISTORY AND MUSEUMS DIVISION Robert E. Struder, Senior Editor; W. Stephen Hill, Visual Information Specialist; Catherine A.

Marines used amplifiers on land and offshore to promise good treatment to civilians and soldiers who would sur- render peacefully. "Thousands of civilians;' Hoffman wrote, "many clad in colorful Japanese silk, [Japanese] military grouped civilians in numbers of 15 to 20 and attached explosive charges to them, blowing them to bits; (3) Both military and civilians lined up on the cliff and hurled responded to the promises — though it was plain from the expressions on themselves into the ocean; (4) Many civilians pushed over cliff By 14 August the entire 4th Division had embarked on the long trip by IJapanesel soldiers.

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