This site is a tribute to my father, a USMC World War II veteran who served at Peleliu, Yap and Ulithi in perilous combat and kept a wartime journal. It is dedicated to the "greatest generation," out of respect for my father and others who fought this courageous battle. Our website was created and is maintained by his son and family, thanks to the urging of my sister who encouraged us to document our father's Marine Corps experience, with the help of my brother who has transcribed my father's personal war chronology, and my mother, who has provided incredible support to us, and helped him to negotiate the rugged shoals of painful recollection and distant memory.