Slowly the reality of it all formed in my mind: we were expendable! It was difficult to accept. We come from a nature and a culture that values life and the individual. To find oneself in a situation where your life seems of little value is the ultimate in loneliness. It is a humbling experience.
Authentication Score 3
Sledge, Eugene B., Jr. With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa. Presidio Press, 1981, pt. 1, ch. 4.