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Gilbert Jensen | D Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Regiment, 2nd Division - Marines

3:48   |   You were always close to the enemy in the jungle on Guadalcanal, according to Gilbert Jensen. And he had the stains on his shirt to prove it. You could see strange things as well, like the time the Kansas farmer of the unit thought he saw the Japanese climbing coconut trees with lit cigars.

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