Saturday, May 17, 2014

May

17

1944

Merrill’s Marauders capture Jap Airfield in Burma

American troops of Merrill's Marauders and the Chinese march side by side down the Ledo Road. February 1944

By now my dysentery was so violent I was draining blood. Every one of the men was sick from one cause or another. My shoulders were worn raw from the pack straps, and I left the pack behind… The boys with me weren’t in much better shape… A scout moving ahead suddenly held his rifle high in the air.