Our special presentation of “The Men and Guns of the Pacific War” takes Field Editor Marty Morgan and our camera crew to the American battlefields that started with the infamous attack at Pearl Harbor 75 years ago on December 7, 1941.
This week, American Rifleman Television continues its six-part in-depth look at The Men and Guns of the Pacific War
For 71 years, eight months, and six days they waited in an unmarked burial pit on a sliver of an island called Betio in what is now known as the Republic of Kiribati. All 36 of them, most of whom were rifleman from the 8th Marine Regiment, lost their lives during the first major battle of the Central Pacific Campaign.
Historian and American Rifleman TV Field Editor Martin K. A. Morgan describes the horror of trench warfare that Doughboys of the American Expeditionary Force would face.