Peleliu, Palau Islands during World War II. United States Marine gun crew push swab through the bore of their M1A1 155 mm gun to clean it. The marines,stripped to the waist, push the swab back and forth. View down a line of marines, cleaning the gun with swab on a pole. Hands of a marine as he cleans parts of the gun. Marine with the earphones on while reading a private letter. He jumps and starts waving his letter with joy after getting the news that his wife gave birth to a baby. Marines crowded around him as they pat and congratulate him. The marine with earphones on and letter in hand gives cigars to other marines. The marines laugh.
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