Radio: Their Nephew Roy

Really, you'd never know there was a war going on out here. Nobody ever shoots, and I've never seen a Jap. I'm told they're out here, but God only knows where.

This strange confession was made Dec. 10 by a U.S. Marine who had been to Guadalcanal, New Caledonia, Tulagi, Bougainville. He was Combat Correspondent Sergeant Roy Maypole, 29, onetime radio soap-opera impresario. He spoke too soon. When the Marines landed on Bougainville's Empress Augusta Bay, Sergeant Maypole heard some shooting and saw some Japs.

Scrambling ashore with the Marines on bloody Cape Torokina,...

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