By John C Chapin; United States. Marine Corps. History and Museums Division
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On one atoll they found a German who had married a native woman and had lived there since he had originally been shipwrecked in 1891. S. nuclear testing ground, and as a name given to a sensational new woman's bathing suit: Bikini. The 22d Marines had performed superbly. Recognition of their achievements came in the form of a Navy Unit Commendation, which praised its "sustained endurance, fortitude, and fighting spirit throughout this operation:' Thus the Marshall Islands operations were successfully concluded.
Watts, in memory of her late husband, Thomas M. Watts, who served as a Marine and was the recipient of a Purple Heart. WORLD WAR II COMMEMORATIVE SERIES DIRECTOR OF MARINE CORPS HISTORY AND MUSEUMS Brigadier General Edwin H. Simmons, USMC (Ret) GENERAL EDITOR, WORLD WAR II COMMEMORATIVE SERIES Benis M. Frank CARTOGRAPHIC CONSULTANT George C. MacGillivray EDITING AND DESIGN SECTION, HISTORY AND MUSEUMS DIVISION Robert E. Struder, Senior Editor; W. Stephen Hill, Visual Information Specialist; Catherine A.
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