Radio: Tell It to the Marines

Slender, young, handsome Marine Captain Horace W. Fuller of Milton, Mass., more recently of Guadalcanal, knew what he wanted. His voice shook as he told it to OWI's Overseas Branch in Manhattan. He was on his own, without official backing, but would OWI please do something for the men out there? They were lonely and very tired. The mail was not getting through as fast as it might. Could they be reached direct?

Upshot of Captain Fuller's plea is a moving radio program called Tell It to the Marines beamed for 15 minutes, five times a week, to all...

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