Saturday, May 17, 2014

May

17

May 1944

Merrill’s Marauders capture Jap Airfield in Burma

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.