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155mm Gun M1 of USMC 4th Defense Battalion near Barakoma, Vella Lavella, Solomon Islands, date unknown

Caption   155mm Gun M1 of USMC 4th Defense Battalion near Barakoma, Vella Lavella, Solomon Islands, date unknown ww2dbase
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 26 Mar 2009

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1. Eric Patton says:
16 May 2010 08:01:30 PM

My father, Garth Patton, was with the 4th Marine Defense Battalion on Vella Lavella. He served with Bill Noble, Don Bean, Eric Green, and Doc Harris. If anyone has pictures or other relevant material on this unit, I would be interested in knowing more about them.
2. Anonymous says:
11 Nov 2014 07:21:14 AM

my dad was there, John C Wilson, USMC
3. Anonymous says:
19 Nov 2014 04:25:03 PM

My dad, David Elder, also served with the 4th defense Battalion, USMC, at Vella Lavella
4. Jim says:
4 Dec 2014 04:44:19 AM

I am gathering information for a book project. One of the twenty one stories in the book is about a Marine who was with the 4th Defense Battalion at Vella Lavella. I would be interested in any combat related stories. The vet's name was William Duffey.

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