In 1986, a Marine with dreams of becoming a pilot received some bad news. In the early morning hours of July 4, he made an impulsive decision. The History Guy remembers when a Marine ground crewman stole an $18 million military jet fighter.
Marines were still testing a new weapons system during one of the largest battles of the War in the Pacific. The History Guy recalls the unique role played by the Marine Provisional Rocket Detachments.
After Pearl Harbor, Jack Lucas was determined to join the fight in the Pacific. Despite being underage, he used ingenuity and bad behavior to find his way into a fight where he didn’t last a day. The History Guy remembers a hero who had to fight to get into the fight.