Thomas in carrying out his prompt decision with full knowledge of his fate reflect great credit upon himself and the U.S. Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country. [return] WATSON, WILSON DOUGLAS Private, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, 2d Battalion, 9th Marines, 3d Marine Division. Crispino whom I’d made Raider platoon sergeant, sat in on my sessions with these, «first cut» candidates, and between the two of us it was usually easy to asses a man’s mettle. Right in the middle of no-man’s-land the pilot bailed out. «Let’s get him!» Dell shouted, and we zoomed down the road.
Using their two machine guns, one .30 and one .50 caliber, the tractor’s crew neutralized the enemy fire and then evacuated the wounded Marines. The five tractors of the platoon were taken back on board the Adams before sundown on 9 August. Pulling the stunned Chinese from the bunker, Neary slung him over his shoulders and headed back down the hill with a live POW from the CCF Special Duty Regiment. The cruisers remained on station through the night, continually relaying the location and bearing of the German ships. But no story is that simple, and the one that Barney K. related told me plenty. The Raiders took up their antiambush positions automatically, as I tossed two grenades while spraying another mag.
Bismarck was mentioned in the Wehrmachtbericht (armed forces report) three times during Operation Rheinübung. Moore was a damned good man, but it was no consolation to Barney K., who, until that moment had been the longest-serving platoon leader in the battalion. In Korean combat so far, the average platoon leader lasted no longer than a month. The Wolfhound Raiders I’ve had scores of requests for information on the Wolfhound Raiders that were formed and fought in the Korean War. Attacks by British bombers on supply depots in Kiel delayed repairs to the heavy cruisers Admiral Scheer and Admiral Hipper. Retrieved 10 March 2010. ^ United States Marine Corps (2013). » Battalion 3d Marines». United States Marine Corps. Hackworth, Crispino, and the other wounded Raiders were hospitalized.