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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Feb 2018 9:48 p.m. PST

…Years Later'

"The Japanese Imperial Navy had blocked or sunk the supply ships, and that meant the U.S. Marines and soldiers battling ashore in the "green hell "of Guadalcanal were on their own.

"After 2-3 weeks, we had no food," Marine cook and Staff Sgt. Joseph Lane, Jr., wrote in his unpublished memoir of the six-month fight for the Pacific island in the Solomon chain that was finally secured 75 years ago on Feb. 9, 1943.

The food shortages would continue sporadically. The troops had to rely on coconuts from the groves that dotted the island and rotten rice left behind by the Japanese troops driven from the area that came to be known as Henderson Field…"
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