Killing Ground on Okinawa: the Battle for Sugar Loaf Hill.

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Killing Ground on Okinawa: the Battle for Sugar Loaf Hill.
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Old 10-09-2018, 08:29 AM
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Question Killing Ground on Okinawa: the Battle for Sugar Loaf Hill.

KILLING GROUND ON OKINAWA: The Battle for Sugar Loaf Hill. | Marine Corps Association

Been reading a fictional account of this horrible battle written by Jeff Shaara in his book The Final Storm but noticed that he must have researched the sources like this writer also did.

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The Sixth Marine Division was given the task of taking the mound called Sugar Loaf, and it would prove costly. By the time the area was considered secure, 1,656 Marines would be dead and another 7,429 wounded. Regiments were reduced to com*pany strength, and companies to platoon size. Platoons and squads simply ceased to exist in some cases. It took 11 tries during a 12-day period and ate up most of three regiments before the hill was taken. Why this was so, and how the hill was eventually taken, is the subject of James Hallas’ World War II book, “Kill*ing Ground on Okinawa: The Battle for Sugar Loaf Hill.”

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