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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
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
Life & style
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
A question that lingers beyond Easter: Why does evil still rage?

...all rule and authority" (2:10), suggesting complete power over events. Such verses troubled Mathias Eddie, a Solomon Islands reader who wrote Christianity Today about this. Hays responded in the magazine's "Good Question" column. Hays...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/10/rel_411723.shtml
Your Faith
Paul Strickland

...running." The ship survived the attack and was repaired but would be sunk on July 6, 1943, at Kula Gulf, during the Solomon Islands campaign, when it was hit by three torpedos. Mr. Strickland, who was on board when the ship sank, swam to a life...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/12/07/met_389285.shtml
Metro
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
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
Other sports
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