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by JLCollins
Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:49 pm
Forum: Veterans
Topic: USMC on Guadalcanal/USS SOUTH DAKOTA
Replies: 24
Views: 26865

Re: USMC on Guadalcanal/USS SOUTH DAKOTA

Hi Joe, Jackpot!!!! Thanks for the tip. I had posted on Peter Flavin's Guadalcanal guestbook and both Peter and Bill contacted me yesterday. Bill had inteviewed two Marine officers from C-1-1 - the CO and another platoon leader. He also had good info on what my great-uncle did after he was called up...
by JLCollins
Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:43 am
Forum: Member Profiles
Topic: New member
Replies: 2
Views: 3286

New member

Hi All, I've been interested in the Pacific Theatre since I was a young boy and heard about my great-uncle who landed on Guadacanal on Aug 7 and died during the Battle of the Tenaru on Aug 21, 1942 (there's more info on him in the Veterans board.) I read everything that I could about Guadalcanal and...
by JLCollins
Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:38 am
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: What Pacific based book are you reading at the moment?
Replies: 60
Views: 58948

Re: What Pacific based book are you reading at the moment?

Hi Andy, I was very hesitant at first. My job requires reviewing technical documents and I hate doing that on the computer, I'd rather print the darn thing and flip through it page by page, marking it up as I go along. The Kindle was an anniversary present from my wife and it's not that bad. The one...
by JLCollins
Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:04 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: What Pacific based book are you reading at the moment?
Replies: 60
Views: 58948

Re: What Pacific based book are you reading at the moment?

Hi All, New to the site and forums but love this thread. I'm reading Leatherneck Legends: Conversations With the Marine Corps Old Breed by Dick Camp and The Do-or-Die Men by George W. Smith about the First Marine Raider Battalion on Guadalcanal. Both are on my Kindle right now, would love to have th...
by JLCollins
Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: Veterans
Topic: USMC on Guadalcanal/USS SOUTH DAKOTA
Replies: 24
Views: 26865

Re: USMC on Guadalcanal/USS SOUTH DAKOTA

Hi All, My great-uncle was the Battalion S-2, Intelligence Officer, for the 1st Bn, 1st Marines and was killed during the Battle of the Tenaru on Aug. 21, 1942. His name was 2nd Lt. Irving VanGilder Perine, Jr. and he went by the nickname Perry or Bud. Prior to being assigned as the S-2 he was the X...