Too Young the Heroes

A World War II Marine’s Account of Facing a Veteran Enemy at Guadalcanal, the Solomons and Okinawa

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About the Book

Right after Pearl Harbor, the author joined the Marines at 17. After boot camp, he went to the First Marine Division, taking part in some of the bloodiest fighting in the Pacific, including the landing on Okinawa where he was wounded. Fighting under terrible conditions, he and his fellow Marines persevered. This is the author’s story of combat and of growing up.

About the Author(s)

The late George Lince lived in New York.

Bibliographic Details

George Lince

Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 207
Bibliographic Info: 18 photos, 2 maps, index
Copyright Date: 2013 [1997]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7607-7
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0598-2
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 • THE BEGINNING 3
2 • THE MAKING OF A MARINE 12
3 • ON TO THE MARINE INFANTRY 29
4 • PELELIU TO PAVUVU 35
5 • GUADALCANAL 54
6 • LOOKING BACK AT TENARU RIVER 63
7 • BACK TO PAVUVU 69
8 • EN ROUTE TO OKINAWA 75
9 • OKINAWA: THE FIRST FOUR DAYS 81
10 • THE SWING NORTH 92
11 • SOUTHERN BATTLES 107
12 • AWAY FROM THE FRONT LINES, AND BACK AGAIN 131
13 • OKINAWA: THE LAST DAYS 142
14 • HOSPITAL TIME, AND THE END OF THE WAR 150
15 • GOING HOME 160
16 • OKINAWA PLUS FIFTY 167
APPENDIX A. A Marine Corps History of the First Marine Division on the Palau Islands and Okinawa, September 1944–May 1945 181
APPENDIX B. Deaths During World War II Service Among Students of Rome Free Academy and Saint Aloysius Academy in Rome, New York 188
Notes 193
Military History of George Lince 195
Index 197