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Merrill's Marauders Henry Gosho

(Horizontal Hank)

Henry was one of the men that volunteered to join the Military Intelligence Service Language School from one of the West Coast Internment Centers. Henry got his nickname Horizontal Hank because he had been pinned down so many times by Japanese machine-gun fire while directing his platoon's own machine-gun fire. After the Marauders were disbanded Henry served for a while with the Office of War Information (OWI), then was returned to the U.S. for medical care. In 1997 Staff Sergeant Henry Gosho was inducted into the U.S. Ranger Hall Of Fame.