The Press: Tough as Marines

This may be my last dispatch from Guadalcanal. I can't write any more. Too damn exhausted to think.

War Correspondent Francis McCarthy's warning reflected the mood and condition of everyone on Guadalcanal, fighting men and correspondents alike. The 31-year-old, Manila-born U.P. man had survived several attacks of dysentery, a half dozen assorted tropical complaints, a broken rib. But a final threeday, all-out Jap assault did him in. He was removed to safety, together with most of the remaining Guadalcanal correspondents and the cameraman.

Very much the worse for wear, the resident members of the...

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