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Bill Richardson | 4th Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division

6:04   |   There was only light resistance going into Saipan for Bill Richardson and his Marine artillery battery. The island was much different than the tropical paradise he found in the Marshall Islands. There was jungle and there were Japanese batteries firing back at him. (This interview made possible with the support of JOHN R. ASMUS.)

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