A USMC HERO
He enjoyed telling them all how proud he was to have gone to
I for one am very glad he and the many thousands of Americans did this in WW11 more so when I think back and recall they helped save our lives in wartime Britain.
I was just a schoolboy then and had been bombed out of home twice.
I notice he joined the USMC in June 1944 when our streets were overrun with convoys awaiting D Day.
It’s my belief that serving in the Pacific theatre was much worse than in
My own Father was in that theatre of war.
He actually used one of these during the battle for Okinawa his platoon fired many of these rockets in a support operation which included the Sugarloaf Hill battle; in fact over 70,000 were fired phew so many when you think how a battle is fought today.
He reckons that when he stood there recently he hardly recognised the place
I don’t doubt it for one moment considering his platoon bombarded the hell out of it for 14 days.
Jesse did ok after wars end as well it seems not only did he join the USMC Reserves he also graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in education [University of Houston]
He was recalled to active duty for the Korean War landing in
He had only been married for just 2 days and reckoned they were the happiest 2 days of his life
After being wounded and patched up he then participated in battles at Wonson, Hamhung, and the Chosin Reservoir.
He lives in