"It was stinkin’ from the time we got on that damn island."

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Ray Westberg and the Reader

VA hospital, Camp Pendleton, MCRD, Iwo Jima, local Marines on Kuwait, San Diego bicyclist war stories, Tarawa, Morse High School, coroner's, personal Vietnam story, Army-Navy Academy

Westberg, a Vietnam veteran and a high school wrestling coach from Ellensburg, Washington, was recruited to write for the Reader by editor Judith Moore, who had lived in Ellensburg as a young housewife. Westberg died ...

San Diego recruit fought in bloodiest 76 hours of World War II – Tarawa

From Camp Elliot near I-15 they were shipping out to the South Pacific

"What I saw ... was, I am certain, one of the greatest works of devastation wrought by man. Words are not adequate to describe what I saw on this island of less than a square ...

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