Edson's Raiders

Edson's Raiders

While reading the last newsletter, I noted several book recommendations by readers. One about Carlson's Raiders and another about Iwo.

I would like to add one more, which I consider one of the best narratives of the exploits (Guadalcanal, Tulai, Savo, etc.) of Edson's 1st Raider Battalion. The book is: Edson's Raiders: The 1st Marine Raider Battalion in World War II.

The story of the remarkable men of 1st Marine Raider Battalion, known by the name of its founding commander, the legendary jungle fighter Merritt A. "Red Mike" Edson. My Dad, Warren Morse served as machine gunner and later as platoon sergeant. He is now at his permanent duty station guarding the streets of Heaven (2001) Ron Morse (Sgt USMC, class of 69). 

Find the mentioned book at: Edson's Raiders: The 1st Marine Raider Battalion in World War II

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