Excerpts and pictures from the soldier's "Yank" Magazine as well as other references of the life and times of the World War II era.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Cover 25 Aug 1944
The man at rest is Cpl. Thomas O'Neal, 2nd Marine Division. He is sitting in front of his M4 tank in the town of Garapan on the island of Saipan after the Japs had been wiped out. Tin roofs and signs provide some makeshift camouflage for the tank.