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    Our Legacy: John L’Abbe, Battle of Tarawa hero [Image 2 of 2]

    Our Legacy: John L’Abbe, Battle of Tarawa hero

    JACKSONVILLE, NC, UNITED STATES

    01.14.2015

    Photo by 1st Lt. Sarah Mobilio 

    II Marine Expeditionary Force   

    John L. L'Abbe, native of Boise, Idaho, served with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division from 1942 to 1945. L'Abbe was hit in the legs by a grenade at the Battle of Tarawa. While lying on the beach injured, a Japanese officer tried to slay L'Abbe with his sword. L'Abbe seized the enemy's sword and killed him with it. The photo is courtesy of L'Abbe, who sent this newspaper clipping in a letter addressed to 2nd Bn., 8th Marines, Nov. 18, 2014.

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    IMAGE INFO

    Date Taken: 01.14.2015
    Date Posted: 01.14.2015 15:11
    Photo ID: 1723568
    VIRIN: 150114-M-OM669-002
    Resolution: 1773x1440
    Size: 1.32 MB
    Location: JACKSONVILLE, NC, US 
    Hometown: BOISE, ID, US

    Web Views: 88
    Downloads: 5

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