Eugene Morland Key

Eugene Morland Key

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Eugene Morland Key was born at Conroe, Texas, October 5, 1916.Key enlisted as a Private in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves January 17, 1941. Commissioned Second Lieutenant May 29, he served at San Diego, California, and Washington, D.C., before joining the 1st Marine Raider Battalion March 19, 1942. Promoted to First Lieutenant June 4, he participated in the amphibious invasion of Tulagi Island, Solomons, August 7, While leading the assault against a heavily defended, enemy position, Lieutenant Key was hit by hostile sniper fire. Although mortally wounded, he courageously struggled forward and threw hand grenades into the Japanese position, thus destroying the enemy resistance and allowing his platoon to advance without further loss.show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 104g
  • Junct
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135691406
  • 9786135691405