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Joseph J. Foss, USMC

Date of Action: October 1942-January 1943 Squadron: Marine Fighting Squadron 121 (VMF-121) Location:  Over and Near Guadalcanal Island Joe Foss was a United States Marine Corps

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James E. Swett, USMC

Date of Action: April 7, 1943 Squadron: Marine Fighting Squadron 221 (VMF-221) Location: Near Guadalcanal Island James “Zeke” Swett, was commissioned as a Marine Corps

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Harold W. Bauer, USMC

Date of Action: October 16, 1942 Squadron: Marine Fighting Squadron 212 (VMF-212) Location: Near Guadalcanal Island Harold “Joe” Bauer graduated from the United States Naval

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Edward H. O’Hare, USN

Date of Action: February 20, 1942 Squadron: Fighting Squadron 3 (VF-3), USS Lexington (CV-2) Location: Near New Britain Island Edward O’Hare grew up in an

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Robert E. Galer, USMC

Date of Action: September-October 1942 Squadron: Marine Fighting Squadron 224 (VMF-224) Location: Near Guadalcanal Island He shouldn’t have even been at Guadalcanal. Robert “Bob” Galer

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John L. Smith, USMC

Date of Action: August-October 1942 Squadron: Marine Fighting Squadron 223 (VMF-223) Location: Guadalcanal Island John Smith from Lexington, Oklahoma wanted to be an accountant.  In 1936

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Henry T. Elrod, USMC

Date of Action: December 8-23, 1941 Squadron:  Marine Fighting Squadron 211 (VMF-211) Location: Wake Island Raised outside of Thomasville, Georgia, Henry Talmadge Elrod grew up

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