Marine heroes of Guadalcanal Marine heroes of Guadalcanal Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Alexander Vandegrift, left, 1st Marine Division commander, stands with . Nov 05, · Paying tribute to the vanishing heroes of Guadalcanal. By Robert Arvay. Seventy-eight years ago this month (in November ), the United States was embroiled in a major battle of World War 2, a.
Battle of Guadalcanal (August –February ), series of World War II land and sea clashes between Allied and Japanese forces on and around Guadalcanal, one of the Solomon Islands, in the South Pacific. Along with the Battle of Midway, Guadalcanal marked a turning point in favor of the Allies in the Pacific War. Place and date: At Guadalcanal, November Entered service at: South Dakota. Born: 17 April , Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Engaging in almost daily combat with the enemy from 9 October to 19 November , Capt. Foss personally shot down 23 Japanese planes and damaged others so severely that their destruction was extremely probable. In addition, during .