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Merrill B Twining

GEN. MERRIL B. TWINING, USMC (Ret.), was a 1923 graduate of the United States Navel Academy. After planning and executing the Lunga defense as operations officer of the 1st Marine Division on Guadalcanal, he served with distinction in a wide variety of command and staff assignments before retiring as a four-star general. "From the Paperback edition."