Bloody Ridge, New Britain, Peleliu
were up on that ridge (Bloody
Ridge) I had dug a hole and broke my back carrying two boxes of
grenades. I put them down in my hole, and stood on them. Once the
Japanese starting attacking, they tried to outflank us. No one was
firing, we were just flicking hand grenades down the side of the ridge.
We would leave them out on the edge ready to go - thats the
way we would do. During this, this friend of mine, Lincoln came over
and asked me for some of my grenades to throw himself. I told him
"I broke my neck carrying them." Then, he stuck around,
and gave me this baseball stuff - about how to throw them. I told
him "Get back in your own hole - your drawing attention to us!"
Down further from our position was where Mitch Page was...