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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Nov 2020 2:54 p.m. PST

…ĎThieves' of Saipan; he landed in Oregon after military career

"The Marines wore sneakers.

They moved noiselessly through the jungle in their unconventional military footwear. They carried knives and rifles and dynamite, but they planned to use piano wire -- the "Mafia necktie" -- to kill.

The Marine Corps magazine The Leatherneck would call them "Tachovsky's Terrors" in a December 1944 issue (their leader was Lt. Frank Tachovsky). But their fellow Marines in the 6th Regiment knew them as "The 40 Thieves" -- a Marine platoon being about 40 men…"
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