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COMBAT STORIES FROM World War II

George Alden | A Company, 1st Battalion, 27th Regiment , 5th Division - Marines

6:11   |   After his injury, George Alden was evacuated to two different Navy Hospitals, one in Guam and the other in Hawaii. He recalls the many deaths witnessed en route to Guam and the burial at sea ceremonies held for the fallen soldiers. After spending 4 months in the hospital, he was then assigned to a security battalion in Saipan.

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