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Battle of Guadalcanal (August 1942 - February 1943)
"Snipers are everywhere and nowhere. A man falls after being shot in the leg, and no one sees who shot him. One grunt comes up to me and says, "I wish those goddamn Japs would come out and fight, all they do is run into the jungle." But now we have another unavoidable hell: night time.
This is the Japs’ island, and they know it well. Will they slip inside our perimeter and slit our throats in the middle of the night? Attack our entire group, or just pick us off one by one? We dig foxholes in the ground. Everyone is jittery. The sentries are firing at every noise. Who knows what’s out there?” – Richard Tregaskis