Battle at Cabu Bridge during the “The Great Raid” in 1945 to free Allied prisoners of war in a camp near Cabanatuan City in the Philippines. Filipino guerrillas were tasked in defending the wooden bridge over the Cabu River to prevent Japanese forces camped on the other side disrupting the raid. A bomb was planted underneath the bridge but failed to fully destroy it, but created a hole in which armored vehicles could not pass. Waves of Japanese troops rushed the bridge but the choke point created by the explosion allowed the guerrillas to easily repulse each attack. A guerrilla who had been trained a few hours earlier by US Rangers to use the bazooka managed to destroy or disable four tanks during the battle.
The film is The Great Raid (2005)
CELEBRATING EARTH DAY: Col. Alphonso Trimble, commanding officer, Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, and other leaders joined several children at the Child Development Center here to continue the celebration of Earth Day this week by planting new flowers, April 25.
Kia Bush, Child and Youth Program Administrator, said "This event is to teach the children one of the ways we help take care of our environment. We actually celebrated Earth Day on Monday, but today we continued that tradition of planting flowers and teaching them how to care for the plants." #earthday#children#marines
Sgt. Maj. Troy E. Black has been selected to be the 19th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps.
Sgt. Maj. Black is currently the Sergeant Major of Manpower and Reserve Affairs. He will replace the current Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, Sgt. Maj. Ronald Green, during a post and relief ceremony later this year.
Always Good 2 Go 🤘🏼💀♠️ G2G Ambassador @barry_billy_bobby59 rockin' the Corna Salute on the ranges (a slight change in the rate of fire from the norm) ☠️ thanks for the support geezer 😎🤙 #G2G#AlwaysGood2Go