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Legendary San Diego Padres broadcaster, Jerry Coleman, dies at 89

...need for help. It was an unpleasant thing," Coleman said.In describing the two-seat Dauntless he flew in the Solomon Islands and the Philippines, Coleman said the gunner "was the bravest man I knew. If I did something wrong, he died...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-01-06/legendary-san-diego-padr
Padres to unveil statue of broadcaster Jerry Coleman

...plane flipped.Otherwise, he talks more about his comrades.In describing the two-seat Dauntless he flew in the Solomon Islands and the Phillipines, Coleman said the gunner "was the bravest man I knew. If I did something wrong, he died...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2012-09-14/padres-unveil-statue-bro
Tropical tribulations

...based on James Michener's semi-autobiographical Tales of the South Pacific, uses the tropical backdrop of the Solomon Islands circa 1943 as a canvas on which the big issues of love, life, death and prejudice can be cast. Holly Davis, who...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/12/27/app_366096.shtml
Applause
Book chronicles World War II's 'other' D-Day

...from the attack on Pearl Harbor to the successful conclusion of the Guadalcanal campaign in February 1943, when the Solomon Islands were secured. The third begins with Gen. Douglas MacArthur's return to the Philippines and ends with Japan's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/04/02/art_74600.shtml
Arts
Veteran recounts war days

...bullet destroyed his left knee. He'd made it through invasions of Guadalcanal, New Georgia and Bougainville in the Solomon Islands, but during the invasion of Manila on Luzon in the Phillipines in 1945, his luck ran out.At Luzon, as in every...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2010-11-11/veteran-recounts-war-days
Metro
Marine relives his World War II experiences

...in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. This memoir covers only the years up to 1944, during which he served in the Solomon Islands' Guadalcanal campaign and in New Guinea. The story of those first American amphibious land offensives been frequently...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/30/art_441280.shtml
Arts
Book salutes often-neglected naval cruisers

...only American unit in all three of the major battles - Coral Sea, Midway and Leyte Gulf. In another battle, in the Solomon Islands, Portland was heavily damaged by a torpedo but survived, thanks to the skill of its captain and crew, and was repaired...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/12/art_415309.shtml
Arts
Notre Dame enacts manufacturing ban

...Dame spokesman Dennis Moore said. On the list are: China, Afghanistan, Eritrea, Iran, Laos, Saudi Arabia, the Solomon Islands, Somalia, Thailand, Turkmenistan, New Zealand, the United Arab Emirates and Oman. The ban does not necessarily...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/04/08/oth_286610.shtml
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This day in history: August 2

...PT-109, commanded by Lt. John F. Kennedy, sank after being sheared in two by a Japanese destroyer off the Solomon Islands. 1945: President Truman, Soviet leader Josef Stalin and British Prime Minister Clement Attlee concluded the Potsdam...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/08/02/met_266961.shtml
Metro
Americans want to know past presidents

...and why isn't it at his official museum in Boston? A. It's still at the bottom of the South Pacific off the Solomon Islands, where it sank after being rammed by a Japanese destroyer. Q. Who really assassinated Kennedy? A. The presidential...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/02/18/liv_57414.shtml
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