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"Found where they were at and we had about 10 or 12 grenades apiece, and we dropped 'em in and really stirred up a real fight." (Video Interview, 9:55, Part II)

   Warren Gordon Beavers
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Warren Beavers, 2003 [detail]
War: World War, 1939-1945
Branch: Marine Corps
Unit: 1st Raider Battalion
Service Location: Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Tulaghi and Guadalcanal (Solomon Islands); Saipan and Tinian (Northern Mariana Islands); Marby Point
Rank: Sergeant
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After enlisting in the Marine Corps at the age of 17 in 1940, Warren G. Beavers got the chance to travel the world. After helping secure Guadalcanal, Beavers went to the Northern Mariana Islands and would later participate in the Battle of the Coral Sea. Beavers served under "Red Mike," a brave, well-regarded captain who was killed in action at Guadalcanal.

Interview (Video)
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