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Merrill Burroughs | Headquarters Battery, 206th Anti-Aircraft Battalion - Army

5:15   |   They were an Army unit in the midst of a lot of Marines trying to take Saipan. It was an anti-aircraft outfit and Merrill Burroughs was the de facto man in charge, though only a Sergeant. As many Americans learned after landing on Pacific islands, he found out the softening up bombardment had not really done the job.

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