Stanley Sasine was part of a group of World War II soldiers called Merrill's Marauders. They were tasked with getting the Japanese out of Burma, now Myanmar. Sasine was one among the group who survived to see their last battle and was 86 when he first spoke of this story. He visited the StoryCorps Atlanta booth to talk with his grandson, Adrian Sasine, about it.
NOTE: Parts of this conversation recall a violent scene, which may be unsettling to some listeners.
This story was recorded in partnership with the Atlanta History Center, which hosts Atlanta's StoryCorps Booth.