Author: Fred H. Allison
Works Published by UNT Press
We Were Going to Win, or Die There: With the Marines at Guadalcanal, Tarawa, and Saipan: Roy H. Elrod
— Vol. 10: of North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series
Published: September, 2017 Pages: 320 Features: 32 b&w illus. 3 maps. Notes. Bib. Index.
In 1940, native West Texan Roy H. Elrod joined the Marine Corps. A few years later his unit, the 8th Marine Regiment, went into the fight at Guadalcanal, where he commanded a platoon of 37 mm gunners. They endured Japanese attacks, malarial tropical weather, and starvation rations. His combat leadership earned him a Silver Star and a battlefield promotion. more... about We Were Going to Win, or Die There: With the Marines at Guadalcanal, Tarawa, and Saipan: Roy H. Elrod
- Colonel Joseph Alexander Award, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, 2018