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Captain Frank Guidone USMC (Retired)

Frank Guidone may well be described as the quintessential Marine Raider. He participated in the initial assault landing of United States World War II troops in the Tulagi landing; he participated in raiding the Japanese operation base at Tasimboko; he participated in defeating the Japanese assault in the battle of Edson’s Bloody Ridge; he contributed to the defeat of the Japanese in the second Matanikau battle; in addition, he operated in enemy territory, made prolonged essential reconnaissance and obtained valuable intelligence in the New Georgia war canoe patrol; guided troop landing and fought in the New Georgia campaighn. His contribution to the success of Marine Raider operations in the Solomon Islands was remarkable. We are pleased to present his contributions in his own words.

The Rifle Squad
Along the Ridge
The New Georgia Patrols