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Marine Raiders - Merritt A. Edson, Lewis William Walt, Evans Carlson, Harry B. Liversedge, James Roosevelt, Jack Lummus, Justice M. Cha (Paperback) Loot Price: R343
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Marine Raiders - Merritt A. Edson, Lewis William Walt, Evans Carlson, Harry B. Liversedge, James Roosevelt, Jack Lummus,...
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 27. Chapters: Merritt A. Edson, Lewis William Walt, Evans Carlson, Harry B. Liversedge, James Roosevelt, Jack Lummus, Justice M. Chambers, United States Marine Raider Stiletto, Kenneth D. Bailey, Samuel B. Griffith, Clyde A. Thomason, Richard E. Bush, Gung Ho , Henry Gurke, Dallas H. Cook, Edward H. Ahrens, William Douglas Lansford, Louis J. Carpellotti, Myles C. Fox, Edward E. Gyatt, Donald W. Wolf, Marine Raider Museum. Excerpt: Major General Merritt Austin Edson (April 25, 1897-August 14, 1955), known as "Red Mike," was a general in the United States Marine Corps. Among the decorations he received was the Medal of Honor, two Navy Crosses, the Silver Star, and two Legions of Merit. He is best known by Marines for the defense of Lunga Ridge during the Guadalcanal Campaign in World War II. He received a commission as a second lieutenant in the Marines in October 1917, and served in France and Germany in World War I. After the war he held several positions until going to flight school in 1922. After graduating flight school he performed several assignments in Central America and China. It was in Central America where he received his first Navy Cross and the Nicaraguan Medal of Merit with Silver Star. When World War II started Edson was sent as the Commanding officer of the Marine Raiders and earned his second Navy Cross on Tulagi. When his unit was sent to fight on Guadalcanal, Edson led his men in fighting for which he would later receive the Medal of Honor. After World War II Edson held several commands until retiring from the Marine Corps August 1, 1947. After retirement he had several jobs including the Director of the National Rifle Association but on August 14, 1955 he committed suicide and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Edson was born in Rutland, Vermont but grew up in Chester, Vermont and after graduating...

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Imprint: University-Press.Org
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2013
First published: September 2013
Authors: Source Wikipedia
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 28
ISBN-13: 978-1-230-51116-0
Barcode: 9781230511160
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-230-51116-4

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