September 8th, 1942

On September 8th, 1942, 1st Raider Battalion conducted a daring raid on the Japanese supply base at Tasimboko, Guadalcanal, beginning a month long fight in the legendary Battle of Guadalcanal. Four days later, on September 12th, they began the Battle of Edson’s Ridge (also known as “Bloody Ridge”) in the successful defense of Henderson Airfield. After another month of fighting, 1st Battalion was withdrawn from the island.

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