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Guardian of Guadalcanal: the World War II story of Coast Guard Medal of Honor recipient Douglas Munro
Williams, Gary, author.
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West Chester, OH : The Lakota Press, [2014]
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xviii, 235 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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The World War II biographical account of Petty Officer Douglas A. Munro, United States Coast Guard, the Coast Guard's only Medal of Honor recipient.

Author Notes

Gary Williams is a graduate of the University of Dayton with a master's degree in public administration. Married with six children, he retired from the State of Ohio in 2011. He began his writing in 2003 with the title Siege in Lucasville. He published SEAL of Honor: Operation Red Wings and the Life of LT Michael P. Murphy, USN in 2010 and Heart of A Lion: The Leadership of LT Michael P. Murphy, U.S. Navy SEAL in 2012.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. xv
Chapter 1 Why?p. 1
Chapter 2 "Mother, Are You OK?"p. 8
Chapter 3 "The North Atlanticp. 19
Chapter 4 The South Pacificp. 44
Chapter 5 Operation Watchtowerp. 60
Chapter 6 Naval Operating Base Cactusp. 73
Chapter 7 "Did They Get Off"p. 88
Chapter 8 First Family of the Coast Guardp. 102
Chapter 9 Coming Homep. 122
Chapter 10 Honor, Respect, Devotion to Dutyp. 138
Chapter 11 Coast Guard and Marine Corps Legendp. 152
Postscriptp. 157
Acknowledgmentsp. 161
Appendix A Douglas A. Munro's Medal of Honor Citationp. 163
Appendix B Citations of Guadalcanal Medal of Honor Recipientsp. 165
Appendix C The United States Navy at Guadalcanal: Operation Watchtower, August 1942p. 179
Appendix D Security for Guadalcanal, August 8-9, 1942p. 181
Appendix E Naval Battles of the Guadalcanal Campaignp. 183
Appendix F Mapsp. 189
Area Commands-Pacific Theaterp. 190
The Pacific Areas, 1 August 1942p. 191
Solomon Islands, Florida Island South Coast, 7 August 1942p. 191
Landing on Guadalcanal and Capture of the Airfield, 7-8 August 1942p. 192
Guadalcanal, Tulagi-Gavutu, and Florida Islandsp. 192
Night Disposition of Screening Forcep. 193
Solomon Islandsp. 193
Appendix G Creed of the United States Coast Guardsmanp. 195
Appendix H "The Guardian Ethos"p. 197
Appendix I United States Coast Guard Core Valuesp. 199
Notesp. 201
Bibliographyp. 217
Indexp. 225