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Author Clyde Holloway: Pacific War Marine, November 11, 2017

In honor of Veterans Day, the Friends of Fort Vancouver are hosting a discussion and book signing by Clyde Holloway on November 11, 2017 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm at the Visitor Center, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, 1501 East Evergreen Boulevard, Vancouver, WA 98661. His book, published in 2005, is titled Pacific War Marine and chronicles the experiences of his father, Stanley P. Holloway, a Marine in the Pacific Theater in World War II.

There is more to war on the front lines than just firing weapons and keeping your head down. This is one Marine's story of living through the World War II Pacific islands war. Stanley P. Holloway's story of survival entails not only island invasions, but also dealing with the inanities of the Marine Corps, developing a deep brotherhood with fellow Marines, coping with death and disease, and falling in love. Holloway's unit was the "Forgotten Battalion," which was involved with the battles of Tulagi, Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan, Guam, and Iwo Jima
​Time November 11, 2017 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Visitor Center, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
1501 East Evergreen Boulevard, Vancouver, WA 98661

About Stanley P. Holloway

Stanley P. Holloway didn't say anything about the war for fifty years. Then his son started asking him questions. What followed was an awakening of stories and experiences that spanned four years, including numerous island invasions. Holloway had brazened machine gun fire while Marines died around him; he had watched a banzai attack approaching; he had been in mortar barrages and howitzer attacks; he had contracted diseases that could kill; and he had found the love of his life.

Books are available in the Friends Bookstore and Gallery in the Visitor Center. 

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