During the invasion of Tarawa...

During the invasion of Tarawa and at a time when our ship was beached and unloading supplies, a force of enemy bombers spotted us and proceeded to drop bombs around us. In attempting to take cover, I drew my body into an uncomfortable position; and later, when I tried to stand up, I felt as though I had an internal cramp.

Thereafter, through three more invasions of other islands, I felt continually exhausted. Finally I returned to the United States on the rotation program for a thirty-day rest and rehabilitation leave. When I arrived home, a physician examined me and diagnosed my condition as an abscess of the liver which had resulted from tropical dysentery. He asked me to report to the nearest Navy hospital, and there I received a medical discharge from the Navy. I stayed under constant medical care from 1945 to 1951, but could not find a cure.

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