Friday, January 05, 2007

Blood Is Thicker Than Water: 1st Marine Division Engineers Build Bridge

When the 5th Marines entered the jungle from the beachhead, and had to cross the steep banks of the Ilu River, 1st Marine Division engineers hastily constructed a bridge supported by amphibian tractors. Though heavily used, the bridge held up.

Photo courtesy of Col James A. Donovan, Jr.

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