A Marine non-commissioned officer with a .30-caliber water-cooled machine gun, circa 1941.  The Wake Island Detachment, First Defense Battalion, had thirty of these weapons on the atoll, and they caused heavy casualties among the Japanese.  (Courtesy U.S. Marine Corps)

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