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By Alex Kunevicius

After receiving his draft detect on March five, 1941, 21-year outdated Alex Kunevicius harbored desires of becoming a member of George Patton's First Armored department. in its place, he used to be positioned in a noncombat military Ordnance corporation and taught to fix guns, an task within which he at first observed little glory. After Pearl Harbor, besides the fact that, he and his fellow technicians proved essential through retaining American weapons firing through the invasion of island after island within the South Pacific. during this memoir, Kunevicius recounts his reports as an ordnance guy, from the sea voyage to the Pacific Theater to years scuffling with warmth and affliction as his unit supplied severe upkeep for attacks on Guadalcanal, the Solomon Islands, and different ambitions whereas withstanding never-ending air raids and shelling. His memories provide a vibrant portrait of existence in the back of the traces and show the large price of aid positions to the struggle attempt.

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By Alex Kunevicius

After receiving his draft detect on March five, 1941, 21-year outdated Alex Kunevicius harbored desires of becoming a member of George Patton's First Armored department. in its place, he used to be positioned in a noncombat military Ordnance corporation and taught to fix guns, an task within which he at first observed little glory. After Pearl Harbor, besides the fact that, he and his fellow technicians proved essential through retaining American weapons firing through the invasion of island after island within the South Pacific. during this memoir, Kunevicius recounts his reports as an ordnance guy, from the sea voyage to the Pacific Theater to years scuffling with warmth and affliction as his unit supplied severe upkeep for attacks on Guadalcanal, the Solomon Islands, and different ambitions whereas withstanding never-ending air raids and shelling. His memories provide a vibrant portrait of existence in the back of the traces and show the large price of aid positions to the struggle attempt.

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Everybody was watching. Almost immediately Captain Coyle’s command car drove off the road toward the men. The sergeants standing on the road motioned the convoy to follow. Slowly each truck left the road and followed the vehicle in front of it. When the last truck left the road and the convoy stopped, we were in a giant semi-circle about 300 feet in length, parallel to the beach. Looking up we saw the French fort, and looking down we saw the bay. It took us two days to convert that field into a tent city with a command post, a mess hall, showers, latrines, and a parking lot.

It became a festive day. The crewmen carried on their activities on all the outside decks most of the day. Several of the ship’s officers walked among the men explaining the day’s ritual. At our 23 585 Raids and Counting second meal, each man received a candy bar and a bottle of soda pop. I think I received a Clark chocolate bar. That evening the conversation about where we were going changed. Going southwest on the vast Pacific, the ship was 10,000 miles from everywhere. The days and the time started to roll together.

We were not traveling alone. Apparently we were one in a convoy of three ships. There was a ship far on the horizon on the right side of our ship and another ship on our left side. They were almost fun to watch. The ocean was choppy and at times it looked as if the ships on the horizon dove into the waves never to come up again, but then they would surface. If you watched them long enough, you either became hypnotized or seasick from the effect. The ships were traveling northeast. They were zigzagging and within a day we knew where we were going: New Caledonia, an island occupied by the French about a thousand miles off the northeastern coast of Australia.

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