By a veteran of Lt. Col. Merritt A. Edson’s battalion, and author the Dick Winters biography Biggest Brother coauthor A Higher Call On killing ground that was island Guadalcanal, 2,000-yard-long ridge rose from jungle canopy. Behind it lay all-important air base Henderson Field. And if Field fell, would mean almost certain death or capture all 12,500 marines on . But positioned were no normal fighters. They tough, hard-fighting men Edson’s Raiders; an elite fighting unit within already U.S. Marine Corps. Handpicked for their toughness, submitted to rigorous training program weed out those less fit, they Corps’s best best. For two hellish nights in September 1942, about 840 United States Marines—commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Austin “Red Mike” Edson—fought one most pivotal battles World War II Pacific, clinging desperately position what soon be known as Bloody Ridge. Wave after wave attacking Japanese soldiers repelled Raiders, who knew defeat retreat simply not possible options. end, defenders had prevailed against odds. Ridge Beyond is story 1st Raider Battalion, which showed courage valor face overwhelming numbers, told Marlin Groft, man member this incredible force.
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