Marine Corps News From World War Two: Wisecracking Jap Refuses Surrender

ROI ISLAND, Kwajalein (Delayed)

Marines who splashed ashore here to snuff out Jap sniper opposition, ran into an American-educated enemy with a flair for wisecracks and a desire to end it all the hard way.
Sgt. Bob Cooke of Metuchen, N. J,, a combat correspondent, reports the Leathernecks got this reply from a pillbox entenched Jap they called upon to surrender:

“Come in and get me, you damn souvenir-hunting Marine tourists.”


From the 18March1944 issue of the Marine Corps Chevron

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