Merrill's Marauder Tells Tale Of Heroic World War II Mission

November 15, 2013
In 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked the nation for volunteers for a 'secret and dangerous mission.' Three thousand young men volunteered. Just 200 of the Army rangers came home.

They were known as 'Merrill's Marauders,' named after their commander.

The troops marched on foot through 1,000 miles of Burmese jungle to disrupt Japanese supply lines.

CBS News recently spoke with one of the survivors of the mission, which is chronicled in the Zenith Press title Merrill's Marauders by Gavin Mortimer.

See the CBS news story here .