Swift, Silent, and Deadly: Marine Amphibious Reconnaissance in the Pacific, 1942-1945

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Naval Inst Press, Jun 1, 2004 - History - 167 pages
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A marine colonel documents for the first time the contributions made by marine scouts who collected vital intelligence on more than 200 potential landing sites prior to all the major battles in the Pacific.

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In the Beginning
The Gilbert Islands

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About the author (2004)

Bruce F. Meyers joined the NROTC in 1942. He served as a platoon leader in World War II, a rifle company commander in Korea, and a commander of Special Landing Force Alpha on LPH Iwo Jima and of the 26th Marine Regiment at Khe Sanh. After twenty-eight years of service, he retired as a colonel in 1970 and entered the practice of law in Seattle as a trial attorney. He later served as an associate dean and associate professor of law at a West Coast law school. He lives with his wife in Seattle, Washington.

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