Oscar E. Gilbert was a U.S. Marine Corps artilleryman and instructor, and retired after a thirty-eight-year career in government service, university teaching, and international petroleum exploration. He is the author of numerous books on military history. He lives in Texas.
In May 1943, a self-described 'really young, green, ignorant lieutenant' assumed command of a new U.S. Marine Corps company. His even younger enlisted Marines were learning to use an untested weapon, the M4A2 'Sherman' medium tank. His sole combat veteran...[SEE MORE]