World Battlefronts: The Gopher

Long after Peleliu had been secured, the "Gopher" went on with his work on Bloody Nose Ridge. The Gopher was a sniper, the best shot the Japanese had ever put against the Marines and more artful than most of his countrymen in the tricks of his trade.

For days, while the Marines tried to get set for a shot at him, he popped out of Bloody Nose's honeycomb of Jap-dug caverns, fired and disappeared. While hunters searched he would skitter through tunnels, pop out of another opening and fire again. He had killed 87 Marines, all of them with a shot through...

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