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by DRBOGO
Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:49 am
Forum: Veterans
Topic: USMC on Guadalcanal/USS SOUTH DAKOTA
Replies: 24
Views: 28046

Re: USMC on Guadalcanal/USS SOUTH DAKOTA

Hi Gang! I have what may be the last letter in existence written on the transport ship George Elliot stationary. It's a letter to my Mom from her brother PFC John Rivers. The paper is perfect(no yellowing), however, the writting(in pencil) is faded. Is there any way it could be posted for everyone t...
by DRBOGO
Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:52 am
Forum: Member Profiles
Topic: Greetings From Illinois
Replies: 2
Views: 3146

Re: Greetings From Illinois

Dale, Welcome to Pacific Wrecks! You, an asset to the site, what an understatement. I'm jealous of all the experiences you have had. I'm having a difficult time arranging a trip to Guadalcanal much less search for historical wrecks. If you need any volunteers for your next foray count me in. I have ...
by DRBOGO
Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:21 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: HBO THE PACIFIC - 2nd teaser trailer -
Replies: 6
Views: 5569

Re: HBO THE PACIFIC - 2nd teaser trailer -

Hi To All ! If anyone that's not able to see HBO's The Pacific and would care to ; I'm able to download it to a flash drive. Cost would be for the flash drive and postage. The format I will use will allow it to be shown on any computer and then converted to a DVD compatible with any regional format....
by DRBOGO
Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:47 pm
Forum: Veterans
Topic: USMC on Guadalcanal/USS SOUTH DAKOTA
Replies: 24
Views: 28046

Re: USMC on Guadalcanal/USS SOUTH DAKOTA

Jose, I get so perturbed about the inaccuracies the media has created about this battle. After all, it was the first American land offensive in the Pacific Theatre! Additionally, it was fought against the same unit which provoked the "Marco Polo Bridge Incident" in China. This incident was the Japan...
by DRBOGO
Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:45 pm
Forum: Member Profiles
Topic: New member
Replies: 2
Views: 3488

Re: New member

Hi, Welcome to Pacific Wrecks!! Thanks for your service to our Country. My Uncle, Private First Class John Rivers U.S.M.C.R. also made the ultimate sacrifice during The Battle of the Tenaru. I've sent copies of his letters home, including one written on the transport George Elliot stationary, and pe...
by DRBOGO
Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:09 pm
Forum: Veterans
Topic: USMC on Guadalcanal/USS SOUTH DAKOTA
Replies: 24
Views: 28046

Re: USMC on Guadalcanal/USS SOUTH DAKOTA

Only HBO's "The Pacific" timeline was skewed? From where, during the Battle of the Tenaru did the Browning 1914 machine gun crew which ran about shoring up the line materialize? What happened to the three Marines who were awarded the Navy Cross and Purple Heart? The same who were credited with dispa...
by DRBOGO
Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:18 am
Forum: Veterans
Topic: USMC on Guadalcanal/USS SOUTH DAKOTA
Replies: 24
Views: 28046

Re: USMC on Guadalcanal/USS SOUTH DAKOTA

I'll forgive the tardiness for your reply if you'll do the same for me!! Been in contact with Bill Bartsch and am supplying him with personal data about Uncle Jack. Mr. Bartsch has promised Corporal Lee Diamond, P.F.C. Rivers along with the crews of the other heavy weapons(37mm anti-tank gun,etc.) w...
by DRBOGO
Tue Oct 20, 2009 1:34 am
Forum: Veterans
Topic: Upcoming interview with Corporal Lee Diamond
Replies: 1
Views: 6889

Upcoming interview with Corporal Lee Diamond

Hello Everyone, The Pride of The Marines is a 1944 movie about Marine Al Schmid his role in the Battle of the Tenaru/Ilu River and recovery from wounds suffered in that confrontation. As the nephew of P.F.C. John Rivers U.S.M.C.R. a member of the same machine gun crew as Schmid; Why did Private Schm...
by DRBOGO
Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:19 pm
Forum: Veterans
Topic: USMC on Guadalcanal/USS SOUTH DAKOTA
Replies: 24
Views: 28046

Re: USMC on Guadalcanal/USS SOUTH DAKOTA

Hello Everyone, I'm a new member to the Forum. I've been interested in the Pacific Theater of WW2 after finding a box containing a scrapbook and wartime letters to my Mom from her bother, PFC. John Rivers U.S.M.C.R. 1st Marines, 1st Division, 2nd Battalion, Company H, 11th machine gun squad at the t...