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August 07, 2013 8:42 AM Daylight Video

By Ed Kilgore

71 years ago today, Marines landed on Guadalcanal Island, in the first U.S. offensive in the Pacific theater of World War II.

So I just can’t help but post some music from one of my all time favorite Georgia-based musical acts, Guadalcanal Diary. Here they are performing “Things Fall Apart” at a PETA benefit on the Mall in 1988.


Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.

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