Best Friends See Ships- U.S.S. Warren U.S.S. Callaway U.S.S. DuPage U.S.S Ormsby U.S. ATS Pennat U.S.S. McIntyre LST 1110 U.S.S Grimes
Best Moment Best moment in Regimental Weapons was getting off of the front line. Riding to front line instead of walking.
Worst Moment Pulling the 37MM under water on the invasion of Guam. Digging a foxhole for the gun.
Chain of Command Major General A.A. Vandegrift Major General Lemuel Shepherd Col. Alan Shapley Commanding Officer Gildo Codispoti April 1944 1st Raider Battalion redesignated as 4th Marines (Battalions 1, 2, 3); 2nd Raider Battaion redesignated Regtl Weapons Co and augmented Battalions 1, 2 and 3.
Unit location - Emira Island, Papau New Guiena; Guadalcanal; Okinawa; Tokyo Bay and Hijms Nagato, Japan
Other Memories After the Raiders disbanded in Feb. 1944 I transferred into Regimental Weapons Company of the 4th Marines and was assigned to a 37MM Gun. I was then an anti-tank man on a 37MM as assistant gunner. March 8th and 10th we were on maneuvers on the U.S.S. Warren.We were training for the invasion of wherever they were going to send us. It was Emirau. After Emirau we went back to Guadalcanal and began training for the attack on Guam. After Guam we went back to Guadalcanal and began training to go to Okinawa. The invasion of Okinawa was April 1,1945, Easter Sunday. After Okinawa I was sure wishing to go home but we were then training and making preparation for the invasion of Japan.