By W. E. B. Griffin
W.E.B. Griffin's epic tale of the Marine Corps maintains with an elite fraternity often called the Raiders taking shape after the assault on Pearl Harbor.
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That was the big mistake," Rickabee said, undaunted. " Colonel Wesley said, coldly. "That's what I'm paid for," Rickabee said. "I would prefer to be at Camp Elliott myself. " "Obviously, the Corps feels that what you're doing now is of greater importance," Colonel Wesley said. " Rickabee asked, holding up the sheaf of paper again. " "As if you don't understand the seriousness of the problem," Wesley said. " "You seem to be very sure that I was joking," Rickabee said. Colonel Thomas C. Wesley was furious with himself when he realized that he did not in fact know for sure that Rickabee was being flip.
It is equally credible to suggest that Knox, who had charged up Kettle Hill in Cuba as a sergeant with Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders, and who viewed the Marine Corps with an Army sergeant's somewhat critical eye, really believed he would be doing the Marine Corps a favor by sending them someone who had not only impeccable soldierly credentials, but the President's unlisted phone number as well. Nothing has ever come out, it seems useful to note, to hint that Colonel Donovan himself was behind the suggestion, or that the nation's first super-spy ever heard about it until long after World War II was over.
S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. S. Navy began to pay particular attention to the tiny atoll in the middle of the Pacific. S. possession was 450 miles from the Bikini atoll; 620 miles from the Marshalls, which the Japanese would certainly use for military purposes; 1,023 miles from Midway Island; and 1,300 miles from Guam. The USS Nitro was ordered to Wake to make preliminary engineering studies with a view to turning the atoll into a base for land (which of course included carrier-based) aircraft and submarines, and to fortify the island against any Japanese assault.
Corps 02: Call to Arms (Corps) by W. E. B. Griffin