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Veterans Museum To Show Movie, 'Merrill's Marauders'


Last updated 6/17/2019 at 3:26pm

On Wednesday, June 26, at 6 p.m., the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas will show “Merrill’s Marauders.” This film is a tribute to the veterans of the U.S. Army’s 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), whose combat record and sacrifice fighting the Japanese army in Burma earned them the name “Merrill’s Marauders.”

This infantry unit consisted of 3,000 volunteers, including veterans of jungle combat in the Solomon Islands and New Guinea campaigns, and was commanded by Gen. Frank Merrill. Beginning in January of 1944, the 5307th penetrated deep into heavy jungle behind J...

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