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Grand Blvd.; '.Oklahoma City, 414 Terminal IBdg.; New Orleans. 722 Union St_ Hold Everything RELEASE NO. 8 11 Guadalcanal Diary Batftd on the Book-of-the-Month BY RICHARD TREGASK1S ILLUSTRATIONS BY I. B. HAZELTON "A postcard from a chap we sent away last week—it says 'Wish you were here! 1 " THE GREMLINS "At midnight, »he guns roared." "We knew the fate of all of us hung on that battle ouj at sea." S UNDAY, AUGUST 9-A little after midnight, I awoke to hear the brrooni-brroom-brroom of cannonading coming from the sea. I hurried to the beach and joined a quiet group of Marines standing under the palms. The salvos came with increased intensity, so that the sl;y was lighted by the flashes for minutes on end, and ihe thunder of the guns was continuous. We. knew then that there was a sea fight going on. Possibly it was the battle for Guadalcanal. Possibly, if our people out there lost this battle, the Japs would be ashore before morning, and we would have to fight for our lives. We knew the fate of all of us hung on that sea battle. And in that moment most of us who were there watching the gunfire suddenly knew the awful feeling of bcini; pitifully small, knew for a moment that we were only"tiny particles caught up in the whirlpool of war. At about 2:30, the sound of cannonading died away, and some of the men said it meant the Japs were being driven back. This morning I made a trek to the command post of Maj. Gen. Alexander A. Vandegrift, of Washington, D. C. and Lynchburg, Va. There was no news of the sea battle, "They tried the Jap pompom." but the general told me the Japs on Tulngi nnd Gavutu fought to the last man. Tanambogo is conquered, he said, and'today the smaller island of Makambo is being taken. We also have a foothold on Florida Island. Baclc at Col. Hunt's command post, in the late afternoon, 1 heard an amusing story. Our forces reaching Kukum, which had been an enemy strong point, found many abandoned Jap guns. The M'arines hrcd a few test rounds from a Jap pompom, and the shells fell into the water halfway between Kukum and Matanikau, which is the next village down the coast. Soon after the shclb hit, "In the village, a white flag was raised . . ." a white flag was raised over Matnnikau. Apparently the Japs in the village thought the pompom was firing at them and got frightened. . '• Oddest part of the situation vwas the fact that the Marines were too busy setting up new batteries at Kukum to bother going down to Matmiikau ro gather in the Japs who wanted to surrender. The Marines kept right on with their work, ignoring the frightened Japs — which must have been an awful blow to their morale, in view of v- tlie Oriental concept of "face"! (Continued tomorrow) Kins Features Syndicate. Inc. Text copyright. 1943. by Random Home. Inc. Distributed by King Features Syndicate in co-operation with the Doolt-of-tho-Month Club, Inc. 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