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Watercolor. "We did not lose as many men in the campaign as we did in later campaigns but we did learn how difficult it was too lose good buddies in battle, both wounded and dead."
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Los Negros Island (Admiralities). "Some how someone got out of machine guns quad together and took a picture of the whole group. I carried this picture with me in my billfold for years."
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Aboard ship heading for Leyte Island. "This convoy was huge. We were in for a big invasion."
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Leyte Island. "Over the top. Down rope ladders into barges waiting to take us into the beach."
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Leyte Island bay. "This Island had been on General MacArthur's mind a long time. He had promised the Filipinos, 'Shall Return.' This was it."
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Leyte Island, Philippines. MacArthur returns.
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Leyte Island, Philippines. "This is a tribute painting to the bravest men in any of the services. The plain old 'Grunt.' These riflemen are always the first to hit the beach."
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The mountains on Leyte Island. "On the back of each donkey was a dead American soldier."
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One of six paintings depicting fighting on Luzon, the Philippines. "New type of fighting. Buildings, paved streets, we moved in vehicles."
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One of six paintings depicting fighting on Luzon, the Philippines. ""We watched helplessly as Manila burned."
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