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John W. Innes
Guadalcanal Resident, Historian and Author

In memory: John Innes passed away September 1, 2018

Letter to John Innes from USMC Commandant General Robert B. Neller, July 20, 2018
"You are THE expert on Guadalcanal. Every Commandant over the past two decades has benefited immensely from having you as a guide through that hallowed ground. Your ability to gather myriad pieces of information and reconstruct specific moments from that battle is unrivaled and has played a crucial role in accurately capturing important parts of our Corps' heritage. You have also been instrumental in brining our heroes who were killed in combat so many years ago home for a proper burial."

–  General Robert B. Neller, Commandant of the Marine Corps

Click For Enlargement John Williams Innes is a major force in the preservation and study of Guadalcanal starting in the early 1990s until his passing in 2018. He works to preserve history, identify sites, resolve MIA cases and accompanying veterans back to the places they served. Innes lived on Guadalcanal on a full time basis during much of the 1990s until the late 2000s. He is the author of the book Guide to the Guadalcanal Battlefields.

The Village
Story of the small village on the Mataniko (Matanikau) and the Goettge Patrol, as told from Solomon Island, Japanese and Marine perspectives. (August 2008)

Veteran Frank Teague
Frank Teague Was a Marine stationed on the heavy cruiser, USS Portland. Also, Bishop Paul Moore, a Lieutenant in G company 2nd Battalion 5th Marines in 1942. Both returned to places where vivid memories were forged over a half century ago.

Grave of Toshio Kojima
Story of the discovery of skeletal remains on Guadalcanal in October 1995. This is an interesting story of identification and the history of one member of the 228th Infantry.

Harold C. Holden's Dog Tag
Dog Tag found on Tulagi that Innes researched this Marine's story.

Morning On Guadalcanal
Impressions of Guadalcanal today & the past, February 2005

Asamana Village
Wartime history in one village related to the Japanese, Marines and Col Carlson.

Sgt John H. Branic
Research that identified the remains of a Marine killed on Hill 73.

Radio Australia Interview
Veteran McKenzy Gregory and John Innes on Battle of Savo Part 1 (MP3) and Battle of Savo Part 2 (MP3).

References
Guadalcanal 60th Anniversary via WayBack Machine February 4, 2012
Letter to John Innes from USMC Commandant General Robert B. Neller July 20, 2018

 

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