Vietnam Veteran Lyle Bowes Extended Interview - Digitally published 8/2/2022 Lyle Bowes (pictured left), a South Dakota resident, dropped out of college and signed up for the war. Upon meeting Gene Murphy, the two became fast friends and were able to stick together from
induction through their tour in Vietnam until Murphy was wounded just 30 days before he was scheduled to return to the United States. On patrol in the jungles of Vietnam in 1969, their unit came under fire from NVA forces, wounding Murphy and five others. Lyle, moving in to help the wounded, found Murphy and stayed with him overnight until the wounded could be extracted by helicopter 14 hours later.
Elite Marine Scout-Snipers in WWII | Author Joseph Tachovsky's Extended Interview - Digitally published 8/31/2022 The Battle of Saipan was a battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II, fought on the island of Saipan from June 15 to July 9, 1944. It has been referred to as "Pacific D-Day.” The bloody battle resulted in allowing U.S. planes to be based within bombing range of Japan. Postcards interviewed Joseph Tachovsky (pictured right), a graduate of University of Minnesota and the son of Lt. Frank
Tachovsky, who was the commanding officer of a platoon of Marine Scout-Snipers that have become known as the "40 Thieves." Tachovsky drew upon his father’s memoirs and interviews with the soldiers who served under him to write the book 40 Thieves on Saipan: The Elite Marine Scout-Snipers in One of World War II’s Bloodiest Battles.
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