"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 ...
Battle's end, third day. I was on a Higgins boat when they pulled me out on the third day.
Posted November 18, 1993
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