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The Hard Luck Kid Part 2- My time in the brig

Note:  The following is one of many stories submitted by World War II Marine George Peto.  You can click on his picture for all of his stories.  This is the second of three parts of a longer story he…Continue

Started Oct 20, 2011

The Hard Luck Kid Part I
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Note:  The following is one of many stories submitted by World War II Marine George Peto.  You can click on his picture for all of his stories.  This is the first of three parts of a longer story he…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by George Peto Apr 23, 2012.

The Long Voyage Home
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This is another story from World War II First Marine Division sergeant George Peto.“There is a troopship just leaving Bombay,Bound for a distant shore.Heavily laden with the time expired men,Bound…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Claudia Bartow Sep 18, 2011.

The Real Heroes

This is another story from World War II First Marine Division sergeant George Peto. The 81 mm mortar is the heaviest piece of ordinance available to the Battalion’s Commander. With two guns to each…Continue

Started Sep 8, 2011

 

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Ricardo Jacques commented on George Peto's photo
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Survivors

"Another outstanding photo of Marines in a war..."
May 22, 2012
Ricardo Jacques commented on George Peto's photo
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81mortarsonpeleliu

"George, I see one Marine, with the mortar tube, one with the bi-pod legs and the poor soul who had to carry the base plate. This is an outstanding photo of Marines at war. Now if I can find a poem about 81 Mortars by Cpl Robert L. Cook…"
May 22, 2012
Ricardo Jacques commented on George Peto's photo
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"George, what unit was this and where was this photo taken ? "
May 22, 2012
George Peto replied to George Peto's discussion The Hard Luck Kid Part I
"Ricardo You forgot to mention that the Okinawa landing took place on april fools day. and we sure got fooled the Japs did not greet us at the beach they made us come to them and that made our job a lot harder. One of the old China Marines that was…"
Apr 23, 2012
Ricardo Jacques replied to George Peto's discussion The Hard Luck Kid Part I
"Here's what I said about 1 April 1945; Without thinking about the Battle for Okinawa,also known as Operation Iceberg. When two United States Marine and two Army divisions landed abreast on Okinawa on Easter Sunday, April 1, 1945, they…"
Apr 20, 2012
Ricardo Jacques replied to George Peto's discussion The Hard Luck Kid Part I
"George, you must have met some of the old China Marines. That were no longer part of the 4th Marines before World War II. Most of the 4th Marines stationed in China. Went to the Philippines and were captured at the fall of…"
Apr 19, 2012
George Peto replied to George Peto's discussion The Hard Luck Kid Part I
"Ricardo Red Mike Edson was one hell of a Marine. There was alot of controversy over his death when he died in 1955,I never heard if they got to the botom of it or not.when I went in ,inthe summer of 41 the Corps was full  of old Salty Marines I…"
Apr 19, 2012
Ricardo Jacques replied to George Peto's discussion The Hard Luck Kid Part I
"Wow, we also share the 1st Marines and 5th Marines but some years apart. I was a member of  Charlie/1/5 in 1959. And Golf 2/1 in 1967 in Vietnam; the 2nd Battalion 1st Marines. Carried the name, the 'Professionals'. I think most 3rd…"
Apr 17, 2012
George Peto replied to George Peto's discussion The Hard Luck Kid Part I
"Ricardo I am in a documentary with Sledge called Hell i n The Pacific He was in 3rd bn.5th Marines I was in 3rd. bn. 1st  Marines. I was at New Guinia ,Cape Glochester Peleliu, and Okinawa If you have any questions about those Campaigns…"
Apr 17, 2012
Ricardo Jacques replied to George Peto's discussion The Hard Luck Kid Part I
"Keep it coming, I love hearing stories about World War II. Okinawa wasn't an easy task, it ranks up there with Iwo Jima. Sledge Hammer Eugene Sledge wrote about Okinawa in his book. With The Old Breed... Tina Shang, I too worked as a Primary…"
Apr 17, 2012
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Apr 16, 2012
Tina Shang replied to George Peto's discussion The Hard Luck Kid Part I
"Thank you George "
Jan 10, 2012
George Peto replied to George Peto's discussion The Hard Luck Kid Part I
"Tina that picture of the mortars on Peleliu is in the book The Old Breed By Mcmillian published in 1946. George"
Jan 10, 2012
Tina Shang replied to George Peto's discussion The Hard Luck Kid Part I
"an MP.. not am  sorry for the typo"
Jan 8, 2012
Tina Shang replied to George Peto's discussion The Hard Luck Kid Part I
"He was a rifle instructor at Parris Island for six months, then am MP at Quantico for four years. "
Jan 8, 2012
George Peto replied to George Peto's discussion The Hard Luck Kid Part I
"Tina Were did your husband serve after parris is.? George"
Jan 8, 2012

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At 4:58pm on September 8, 2011, Claudia Bartow said…
By all means, send them!
At 4:05pm on August 25, 2011, Claudia Bartow said…

Awesome photos, George!

Thanks for sharing.

 
 
 

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