The Battle of Peleliu, Ngesebus Island, November 1944.
"My section halted to await orders and dispersed among some open ground. In our midst was the wreckage of a Japanese heavy machine gun and the remains of its squad which had been taken out the day before. The squad members had been killed in the exact positions to be occupied by such a squad "according to the book."
At first glance, the dead gunner appeared about to fire his deadly weapon. The crown of his skull had been blasted off, probably by one of our automatic weapons. Yet he still sat bolt upright in the proper firing position behind the breech of his machine gun. Even in death his eyes stared widely along the gun sights. I couldn't believe he was dead. Cold chills ran along my spine. Gooseflesh tickled my back. It seemed as though he was looking through me into all eternity, that at any instant he would press down on the thumb trigger.
The bright shiny brass slugs in the strip clip appeared as ready as the gunner, anxious to speed out, to kill, and to maim more of the "American devils." But he would rot, and they would corrode. Neither he nor his ammo could do any more for his Emperor." - Eugene Sledge, With the Old Breed.
Done with colored pencils on illustration board.
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