Guardian of Guadalcanal by Gary Williams

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MWSA Review

Author Gary Williams brings us a true American war hero in his World War II Story of Douglas a. Munro.

The book is appropriately titled Guardian of Guadalcanal.  The account of Munro's heroic actions during the battle for Guadalcanal made it very clear to me why the Marine Corps., to this day, has so much respect for this former member of the U.S. Coast Guard.  

It's easy to see that the author extensively researched both Munro's life and the combat on Guadalcanal.  Once the reseach was done, Williams did a very good job in presenting us that story along with dozens of photos, award citations, and maps.  If you like reading about American war heroes, this story of Douglas Munro, the Guardian of Guadalcanal, should definitely be up high on your list!

Reviewed by: Bob Doerr (Feb 2015)

Author's Synopsis

Guardian of Guadalcanal is the World War II biographical account of Petty Officer Douglas a. Munro, United States Coast Guard, the Coast Guards only Medal of Honor recipient.