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Marines mark 70th anniversary of Guadalcanal

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The Marine Corps on Tuesday marked the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Guadalcanal, the Pacific Theater fight that Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James F. Amos called the "baptism by fire" for the corps during World War II. "It was the first moment that untested Marines met crack Japanese troops in the skies, on the beaches, and deep in the jungle - and prevailed," Gen. Amos added. "Men on both...

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