REMEMBER: True or False can ruin your life. The WHOLE STATEMENT MUST BE TRUE FOR IT TO BE SO.
6. “You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you” is a quote from C. S. Lewis.
7. “…My son joined because of 9/11. He wanted to protect his country. My son turned down 3 scholarships to college to join the Marines. I think it is a calling to serve.” This statement was made by a parent of Lubbock Marine Reserve Unit 787.
8. The Skipper of Torpedo Squadron 8 was Lieut. Commander John Charles Waldron of USARSO.
9. The Skipper and his boys fought in Panama.
10. Specialist Austin finished a 13 month tour at Panama.
11. When Vandegrift returned to Guadalcanal, Holcomb moved on to Pearl Harbor to meet with Nimitz, carrying Halsey's recommendation that, in the future, landing force commanders once established ashore, would have equal command status with Navy amphibious force commanders. At Pearl, Nimitz approved Halsey's recommendation—which Holcomb had drafted—and in Washington so did King. In effect the, the command status of all future Pacific amphibious operations was determined by the events of Guadalcanal. Another piece of news Vandegrift received from Holcomb also boded well for the future of the Marine Corps. Holcomb indicated that if President Roosevelt did not reappoint him, unlikely in view of his age and two terms in office, he would recommend that Vandegrift be appointed the next Commandant.
12. Sergeant John Basilone of the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, and Platoon Sergeant Mitchell Paige of the 2d Battalion, both machine gun section heads, were recognized as having performed "above and beyond the call of duty" in the inspiring words of their Army Commendation Medal citations.
13. The Reising gun was designed and developed by noted gun inventor Eugene Reising.
14. Ensign Ulbert M. Moore, called “Whitey” because of the silk down he had for hair, was a cherubic half-pint who became the virtual mascot of the outfit. It was said of Whitey that he could sleep on a picket fence. When he wasn’t sleeping he wore a perpetual smile and enjoyed hugely the razzing he got for his love of slumber.
15. E.L. Fayle transferred into Torpedo Squadron 8 and was KIA next to The Skipper in the attack on Pearl Harbor.