Sunday, July 19, 2020

The Battle of Guam: Battlefield ghost

This wrecked Sherman remains on the island since the battle.  Now part of War in the Pacific National Park, this tank was visited in the 1968 by my brother Carman, by me in 1971, and by my brother Joe in the late 1980s.  All three of us were US Navy communicators stationed on the island.  

There were two Shermans at this location along with some shot-up LVTs nearby.  We tried to conjecture what sort of battle had been fought there, only to find out later that this had become a firing range for the US military, and hulks left from the battle were hauled here and used as targets.

The Battle is still very much in evidence on the island of Guam.

Soldier on!

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