Just received a copy of the dvd that Al Guerrero had sent out to people who wanted a copy .There are several shots of Marines in various uniforms . Most are the green HBT utilities and several shots of the camo utilities . Was there a standard side of the camo helmet cover that was always worn ? Green or brown out ? Most camo uniforms match the helmet cover .Some old footage has been colorized and may not show the true colors . A scene as the Marines march off the Island looks like a mix of green and brown sides out . Another of the Honor Guard at a burial at sea appear to be all brown side out . Same for a mortar crew on the Island.
kurt, I do not dispute your word about some later on at Tarawa(Betio) had camouflage uniforms but all my time with A/1/6 we wore green dungarees. Never heard P42 camouflage uniforms? We went to... more
Jeff From my perspective very few troops on Tarawa during the period 20-25 November had camouflaged dungarees. My company had them only because we were issued them on New Caledonia. The Marine Corps... more
Ed, After helping B CO. when they got hit by the big Jap tank and infantry attack my partner and I came back to our company and just had time for a cup of coffee when compnay moved up hill. As you... more
Dear Sir: Thanks for the response. Yes many did not wear the camouflage uniforms but when you look at period photos, many did. Do you remember Al Jacobsen from your time in A-1/6? He is a member of... more
Kurt, when you came on Tarawa Talk why didn't you explain who you were instead of trying to tell us old W.W.11 Marines what we were wearing? To the ones who have been reading about this Kurt is a... more
Kurt, Keep up your nice work and hope you show what you are doing to the public. especially to shool children. Didn't meam no harm in calling you young for I have children 53, 63 and 66. Al Jacobson... more
Jeff, Thanks for your positive comments and yes I will try to continue telling your story to the young. No I was not being sarcastic about being called young; I am being grateful. Yes, I will see Al... more