Excerpted from A Portrait of the Stars and Stripes, Volume II, by Bud Hannings. Glenside, Pennsylvania: Seniram Publishing. 1991
The Battle of Wake Island. A small contingent of U.S. Marines come under attack shortly after the devastating sneak attack against Pearl Harbor, but the indefatigable Marines withstand repeated assaults until they are ordered to surrender on 23 December, 1941 in what becomes a legendary part of Marine Corps history.