Battle of Peleliu: Heroes and MacArthur's Vanity

Although the amphibious assault on Tarawa prior to the Battle of Peleliu was bloodier in a more compressed timeframe and area, the 1944 assault to safeguard MacArthur's largely vainglorious retaking of the Philippines was costlier across the board. (Next time you're tempted to consider yourself a badass, perhaps recall that badasses mostly show up, fight hard, hold on, and maybe survive.)

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By: Shoots45 (1975.30)

Tags: WWII, USMC, 1st Marine Division, Battle of Peleliu, MacArthur, Heroes, Sacrifice