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 - CPL. KEITH JENSEN of Downey checks his rifle,...
CPL. KEITH JENSEN of Downey checks his rifle, Pfc. Dave llulscy of lakewood writes home and IM. Gregory .Icncss of Long Beach scans book. INDEPENDENT Tomorrow is the day. X number will go in, bu/ X minus? will return alive. This is D-Day ?ninus 1 on the USS Tripoli, as lived by five Long Reach and six Southland- Marines. COMMANDER of llic 7(li l-'lccl Special Landing Force. Col. Maynard Schmidt, points out pro- posed landinp /.one lo Ciipt. Ed Lane Jr.. coni- maiulcr of the Heel's Amphibious Squadron -PhJISI kv CPL. MEL WOLFE D-Day Minus I--A Hectic Time MONDAY, NOV. 27. 1947 SECTION B--Page B-l By BUCK LAMER M i l i t a r y Editor USS TKII'LOl -- You want lo slay busy, but ;il the same lime you s t i l l have those priviilc Ihuughls. They lire your own. There's t h a t letter you've goi to yet off. Then there a r c i h i n g s i n d o t h a t w i l l he c x i r a insurance. insurance. C l e a n y o u r weapons, check the locale w i t h y o u r squad leader. Cpl. Bob Boyer, 21. sou of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Boy- cr, 4440 M a u r y Avc.. Long Beach, is a squad leader. This w i l l be his 23rd D-Day. His men check by his bunk in the Marine b e r t h i n g spaces. He shows Ihem a map. Then ask questions. Oppo- silion? You wish you knew. L-Cpl. Rick Anglim, 20, son of Mrs. Bertha Anglim, 1185 Wnlnul Ave, Long Beach, stops by to see Boyer. Anglim Anglim is in another squad, but Cpl. Royer is from home. The fact t h a t Anglim went to Jordan High and Boyer to Poly means nothing now. They are together in Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines. A Lakewood man, L-Cpl. George Kanyuck Jr., 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Kanyuck, 2963 Faust Ave., roamed about the ship, exchanging comments with some buddies. lie is radioman and is able to k e e p up w i t h llic a c t i o n while in Ihe licld. Thoughts go back lo t r a i n i n g days .il Camp Pendlclon, days al M i l l i k a n High, g e l l i n g off t h e ship aflcr this operation and duly near Da Nang. For P f c . David Hulsey. IS. sun of Lester R. Hulsey. ·I4S:! A l l a n l i c Ave., Long Beach, il means checking his M- 79 grenade l a u n c h e r . He has been aboard the 7th ITcei h e l i c o p t e r assault carrier since Aug. 12 anil joined Ihe M a r i n e s 15 m o n t h s (Second In a Series) ago after graduation f r o m Lakcwond High. Thai seemed a long t i m e ago h u t his reverie was broken when he s t a r t e d In wriic home. Cpl. John Fuller, ID. of 5272 Santa Barbara, G a r d e n Grove, played |okcr. His straight flush in spades on a big hand had to be a good luck omen. A l t e r the game il was jusi t i m e for r e f l e c t i n g on his bunk, about his wife, and tomorrow's tomorrow's squad leader responsibilities w i t h Golf Co. Pvt. Gregory Jenness, IS. son of Mrs. Marjorie Gray, 1736 E. Fourth St., Long Beach, did some reading, and went over his M-1S for the u m p t e e n t h time. He and Fuller were together in a guard detachment in San Diego before joining the ship on Aug. 12. ANOTHER POLY GRADUATE, L-Cpl. Chuck Mosley Jr.. 22, son of Mr. a n d Mrs. Chillies F. Mosley, 1272 Ridgeway Ridgeway C o u r t , Lonp Beach, m u l l e d over his radio fire support procedure. This extension over here is going to work o u t , lhiui''hl ol llic money he is savins; foi c o n t i n u i n g Mosley had a yeai at C i t y College and wondered what some of I In- p o l i t ' i . i l science majors were doing. Cpl. W i l l i e T. Spencer. 20, son of Mr, and Sneuce. lofilifi K l o n d i k e Avi'., Downey, is nn his tour. The m a c h i n e - g u n n e r was t h i n k i lone dissidents and all of l l i e i r c u l l i n g up. He though! abom some of t h e VC a t r o c i t seen c o m m i t t e d nn the S o u t h V i e t n a c h i l d r e n . T h e n il was t i m e for rediecking A n o t h e r Downey M a r i n e , Cpl. K e i t Mr. and Mrs. K e i t h L Jensen, 3(502 10. A r d i n c w i t h his field radio. He did 1101 w a n t it i n BO middle ol a crucial transmission. Then there was a I d l e r lo bis wife . . . hope worrying because il won't change a n y t h i n g . R i f l e m a n LaMarche Scott. IS. is one of the M a r i n e s in the landing force. The lance corporal, months, is son of Mr. and Mrs. John Robert Scott, 5032 D a r t m o u t h Ave., Weslmister. He hoped his luck in the poker game -- all bad w o u l d n ' t carry over tomorrow. That is one lime want your name in the paper. Did Wcsiminsler High Saturday? L-Cpl. Frank Springer. IJ). son of Mrs Gladys Sprin- (Continued Page B-l. Col. I)

Clipped from Independent27 Nov 1967, MonPage 20

Independent (Long Beach, California)27 Nov 1967, MonPage 20
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