guadalcanal guadalcanal  /ɡ ˌwɑ dəl kə ˈnæl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a mountainous island; the largest of the Solomon Islands in the independent state that is a member of the British Commonwealth
  2. (n) a battle in World War II in the Pacific (1942-1943); the island was occupied by the Japanese and later recaptured by American forces

News

  1. 70 Years Later, Sailor To Receive Purple Heart

    Frank Bennett was a 19-year-old sailor when his ship, the U.S.S. Little, was attacked and sunk by the Japanese at Guadalcanal in the South Pacific. Bennett was stranded in the water for 11 hours before he was rescued.
    on July 5, 2013     Source: Hartford Courant

  2. John P. Petrillo

    John P. Petrillo, 91, retired Lorain City Firefighter, entered into eternity Tuesday, June 25, 2013. He was a WWII Navy Seabee 63rd Construction Battalion, including Guadalcanal and Philippines. He was the beloved husband of the late Genevieve P. (Stencil) for 55 years; loving father of Shawn Petrillo Molchan (John); dear brother of Fior, and the [...] The post John P. Petrillo appeared first on ...
    on June 30, 2013     Source: The Chronicle-Telegram

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Quotes

  1. "Years from now when America looks out on a democratic Middle East, growing in freedom and prosperity, Americans will speak of the battles like Fallujah with the same awe and reverence that we now give to Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima" in World War...
    on Nov 10, 2006 By: President Bush Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "We bowed to the pressures of our studio, HBO - I'm joking, and yet, there is truth to that," Hanks said. "There was a thought it would be hard to get people excited about battles over places like Guadalcanal or Peleliu without some...
    on Mar 13, 2010 By: Tom Hanks Source: Toronto Sun

  3. "Even by Beirut standards," wrote former CIA agent Robert Baer, "it was an enormous blast, shattering windows. The USS Guadalcanal, anchored five miles off the coast, shuddered from the tremors. At ground zero, the center of the seven-story...
    on Apr 12, 2006 By: Robert Baer Source: Asia Times Online

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