higher than even General Thomas realized when he told the AF that inadequate CAS
had cost him lives.
However, in the case of at least one Marine, the KIA count could be erroneous, "I
usually received three or more letters a week and couldn't understand what was wrong.
Everyone was getting mail but me. It had been a week or over since last mail call. I
waited a few more days then went and complained. About two days later, I received
about seven letters marked KIA on them. I guess that since we came back late and
never made roll call, they thought I was a casualty." But, it should be noted again, the
Historical Diaries were written a month after the actions involved, so time was there to
correct such errors in the final report.84
84 Oral Memoir of Jon Charles Genrich.
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