Instead of heading into combat, the Third Marines are detoured again, this time to New Zealand.
Marbaugh is assigned to a new company, but the new company is filled with all of his old friends.
For his second overseas assignment, Marbaugh is sent to Samoa, close, but not in the action in the Pacific.
After a short stint stateside, Roland Marbaugh is ordered to the Third Marines, but when he shows up, they’re nowhere to be found.
With his training complete, Marbaugh heads down to Panama with the J. Fred and Banana Fleet.
After training, Marbaugh heads to Sea School and then to the J. Fred Talbott for duty.
Roland Marbaugh’s experience as a marine begins at Parris Island for training.
After a long imprisonment, Jim Wall is finally able to return home and retire from the Air Force.
The war finally ends but the POWs are still in camps, being treated to aid packages and medics whenever it is possible.
Wall is interrogated in his first POW camp, meets another American, a training friend, and is finally moved to a legitimate POW camp.
Jim Wall continues to fly missions over India and then eventually China, where he is shot down and captured.
Wall’s combat experience begins overseas during WWII in the Pacific.
Jim Wall’s time in the Air Force begins with intense training, teaching him all that he needs to know to fly his fighters overseas.
As Tesch continues his time in the Army, his assignments shift from Germany to the South Pacific.
Emmitt Tesch’s story continues with his first reenlistment and followed 3 years later by his second reenlistment.