15th June - 9th July 1944: Sharing bananas with a goat at the Battle of Saipan

“Marine First Sergeant Neil I. Shober of Fort Wayne, Indiana, shares the spoils of war bananas with a native goat, one of the few survivors of the terrific naval and air bombardment in support of the Marines hitting the beach on the Japanese-mandated island of Saipan.”

- National Museum of the Pacific War

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