North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series
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