Sea salt stuck to my sunburnt skin as I stared down the sights of my M2-Machine Gun. I shot at the entrenched enemy - over the heads of beach storming Marines.
Long bursts of automatic weapon fire and thunderous sounds of explosives played out like a symphony in my ringing ears.
Japanese soldiers and U.S. Marines alike, collapsed onto the bloody beach sands in the near distance - dying. The war I’d always wanted to fight in – was finally here.