A World War II veteran who fought from island to island in the Pacific is sharing his experiences with Marines headed overseas.
Ken O'Donnell, president of the Marine Corps Raider Association and former member of the 4th Raider Battalion, will talk Wednesday to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit. Marine Raiders operated behind enemy lines.
The units are the first U.S. Special Operations forces to see combat in World War II.
The 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit will deploy this spring, although its destination isn't clear.
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