and Disbursing Officer and Food Service Officer on USS Belleau Wood
(LHA 3) in Sasebo, Japan.
David, USN, (Gold Star in lieu of Fourth Award), Food Service Leading Petty Officer, USS Belleau Wood
(LHA 3), November 2001 to October 2004.
Alegre, USN, (Gold Star in lieu of Fourth Award), Sales Division LPO, USS Belleau Wood
(LHA 3), May to October 2004.
And so it went yard by yard, casualty after casualty, day after day through Belleau Wood
Part one is the first third of this short but tightly written narrative and opens with a discussion of William Eddy, son of Presbyterian missionaries in the Levant and hero of Marine action at Belleau Wood
, becoming the Naval Attache Cairo.
7, 1897, and was killed July 21, 1918, in the Battle of Belleau Wood
, France, during World War I.
USS Belleau Wood
(LHA 3); USS Badger (FF 1071); Naval Air Station, Glynco, Ga.
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The Belleau Wood
was a general-purpose, amphibious assault ship, whereon he served as a crypotologic technician operator, playing an integral support role in the nation's intelligence efforts.
During World War I, the Marine "Devil Dogs" in France served with the Army's Second Infantry Division, most conspicuously at the Battle of Belleau Wood
near the Marne River.
Marines with Charlie and Weapons Companies, 1st Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, Task Force Belleau Wood
, demonstrated proficiency while qualifying on the M1014 combat shotgun during range training at Camp Leatherneck on June 4.
On the 31st May the US 3rd Division helped to halt the German advance along the Marne and on the 6th June the US 2nd Division attacked Belleau Wood
clearing it of Germans despite taking heavy casualties.
The tension goes all the way back to Belleau Wood
in World War I, the spot where the Marines blocked Ludendorff's offensive and the German drive for Paris.
USS Tarawa (LHA 1), USS Saipan (LHA 2) and USS Belleau Wood
(LHA 3), appropriately bearing the names of battles where Marines achieved significant victories, stood their watches through multiple deployments.
When our soldiers carried Parkerized steel battle rifles to victory at Belleau Wood
, Iwo Jima and Inchon, and when hunters stocked meat in their freezers with Savage 99s, Remington 760s and Winchester Model 70s.