the forgotten war is brought into focus
This is a story of love, passion
and war. It wrenches men from the arms of the woman in their lives with no
warning. A warm parting embrace a lingering kiss and
the haunting wisp of cologne is the passport to unrelenting, unforgiving
It wrenches men from the arms of
their woman and places them in landing craft -racing toward a hostile enemy
beach being pounded by aircraft and ships.
Bringing an under strength 1st
Marine Division to full strength on its way to -combat was incredibly
challenging even for the Marine Corps.
Men reported for boarding AP A in civilian clothes. It was necessary to issue uniforms,
equipment and rifles minutes before casting off lines holding the ship to the
-pier. Crash programs are initiated aboard ships at sea to prepare these men
for combat. Fortunately officers and non-commissioned offers were combat
experienced and ready for combat.
The woman left at home prepares
the children for school or are pregnant and visiting the doctor. When asked,
"where is daddy" the reply announced by the
President of the United States
was "Police Action."