Army & Navy: In the Rough

Somewhere in the Southwest Pacific white-haired Master Gunnery Sergeant Lou Diamond read his citation: ". . . outstanding performance of duty on Tulagi and Guadalcanal ... an ideal Marine." In Washington the Marine Corps proudly released the record of its paragon, already famed (TIME, Feb. 22) for the history his mortar crew made in the Solomons.

In seven cruises (26 years in all) Lou Diamond has served all over the world. He fought at Belleau Wood, four more major battles of World War I. He knows Shanghai and Guantanamo like old homes, has enough campaign...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!