Savage World of Horror

The Cave of Omens
Island of Dreams: Weird War II Story Arc

Platok Island, South Pacific,
September, 1942

“Never in the field of human conflict, has so much, been owed by so many, to so few!” — Winston Churchill, September 1940


To be continued…


Soldiers:

WWII Marine Sergeant Albert ‘Al’ Zabloski

WWII Navy Corpsman James Marcus Holland

USMC 1st Marine Division, 2nd Battalion, Foxtrot Company, 2nd Rifle Platoon, 3rd Rifle Squad


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Destination Isolation
Island of Dreams: Weird War II Story Arc

Platok Island, South Pacific,
September, 1942

“Our citizens can now rejoice that a momentous victory is in the making. Perhaps we will be forgiven if we claim we are about midway to our objective.” — Admiral Chester Nimitz, June 1942

A hail of machine gun fire greeted Sgt. Zabloski as he took cover behind a trench wall.

As the smoke from the destroyed bunker entrance cleared, the sergeant could see two Japanese soldiers taking cover behind a wall inside the bunker. Each were armed with machine guns and were trying to keep he and his men pinned down.


To be continued…


Soldiers:

WWII Marine Sergeant Albert ‘Al’ Zabloski

WWII Navy Corpsman James Marcus Holland

USMC 1st Marine Division, 2nd Battalion, Foxtrot Company, 2nd Rifle Platoon, 3rd Rifle Squad


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No Rest for the Weary
Island of Dreams: Weird War II Story Arc

Platok Island, South Pacific,
September, 1942

“In the absence of orders, go find something and kill it.” — Field Marshall Erwin Rommel

Barely able to catch his breath, Sergeant Albert ‘Al’ Zabloski was reinforced by a fire team from 3rd Rifle Squad from his platoon.

Sgt. Zabloski told the marines about the wounded on the beach.

A runner from HQ arrived shortly with orders for Sgt. Zabloski to take command of the four marines and clear out the defenders of a bunker situated on a small hill overlooking the road south of their current position. The gunners in the bunker have pinned down 1st Platoon as they moved into the area.

Working their way along west of the bunker’s position, Sgt. Zabloski’s fire team came upon a lone Navy corpsman tending to a dying marine.

Sgt. Zabloski questioned the corpsman, James Marcus Holland, who told the sergeant about his being separated from his unit and losing his way in the thick fog. Corpsman Holland then joined the fire team as they made their way to the bunker.

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When they reached the bunker, they were able to surprise the Japanese infantry defending the trench which cut its way towards the rear of the bunker.

When the Japanese regrouped, Sgt. Zabloski ordered his fire team to push towards the bunker. He lost two marines during the firefight. But in the end, he was able to reach the bunker’s only entrance.

Sgt. Zabloski planted the satchel charge and destroyed the bunker’s steel doors.

Through thick smoke, Sgt. Zabloski, his two remaining marines, and Corpsman Holland heard the Japanese soldiers inside the bunker preparing themselves for the bloody firefight about to unfold.


Marine:

WWII Marine Sergeant Albert ‘Al’ Zabloski

WWII Navy Corpsman James Marcus Holland

USMC 1st Marine Division, 2nd Battalion, Foxtrot Company, 2nd Rifle Platoon, 3rd Rifle Squad


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The Landing
Island of Dreams: Weird War II Story Arc

Platok Island, South Pacific,
September, 1942

“In war, you win or lose, live or die – and the difference is an eyelash.” — General Douglas MacArthur


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In the opening minutes of the beach landing, Sergeant Albert “Al” Zabloski found himself and his entire squad under heavy artillery and machine gun fire.

Just as the amtrac he was on landed on the beach, it took a direct artillery hit to the front killing the entire crew. Sgt. Zabloski quickly ordered his men off the amtrac and on to the beach.

He then ordered his squad to move up the beach. the loose sand hampering their advance. The bodies of Marines who had earlier attempted to storm the beach were scattered throughout the beach. To make matters worse, a thick fog had settled on the island. Visibility was limited to no more than twenty yards at best.

Through the dense fog, Sgt. Zabloski saw the muzzle fire of two machine gun emplacements farther up the beach. Knowing his squad may not survive if they remained on the beach, he charged forward and lead his men through a barrage of machine gun fire.

After reaching the southern edge of the beach, Sgt. Zabloski and his squad had to contend with a steep sand dune of loose sand. At the top, and within sight, were the gun emplacements. Japanese soldiers were spewing hot lead down on the beach from two MG 96 machine guns. Other Imperial soldiers, hidden behind sandbags and a trench connecting the two emplacements, were shooting down on the marines trying to make their way up the dune.

Undeterred, Sgt. Zabloski gave the orders for his men to capture the machine gun nests. And even when the marines successfully took the machine gun nests, it was with heavy losses.

While his men regrouped, Zabloski along with another marine went back down to the beach to help the wounded.

While tending to the wounded, two waves of Japanese soldiers tried to push the marines back. This time, the Japanese were nearly victorious. More marines were killed in the attempt by the Japanese to recapture the gun emplacements.

In the last wave Zabloski found himself alone, fighting against nearly a dozen Japanese soldiers. A well-tossed grenade took out several of the Japanese soldiers. After, Sgt. Zabloski engaged the enemy in hand-to-hand combat killing four Japanese soldiers alone.

Despite the loss of most of his rifle squad, Sgt. Zabloski successfully captured the Japanese machine gun emplacements.

For his gallantry against overwhelming odds in the face of the enemy, Sergeant Albert ‘Al’ Zabloski was awarded the Silver Star Medal.


Soldiers:

Sergeant Albert ‘Al’ Zabloski

USMC 1st Marine Division, 2nd Battalion, Foxtrot Company, 2nd Rifle Platoon, 2nd Rifle Squad


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Secrets of the Mansion
Season 2: Episode 4

England,
Town of Saltmarsh (91 kilometers SE of London),
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

To be continued…


Cast:

David Allen Zabloski

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Ned
Season 2: Episode 3

England,
Town of Saltmarsh (91 kilometers SE of London),
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

To be continued…


Cast:

David Allen Zabloski

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The Haunted House
Season 2: Episode 2

England,
Town of Saltmarsh (91 kilometers SE of London),
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

To be continued…


Cast:

David Allen Zabloski

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The Secret of Saltmarsh
Season 2: Episode 1

England,
Town of Saltmarsh (91 kilometers SE of London),
Tuesday, August 12, 2014


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To be continued…


Cast:

David Allen Zabloski

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Grave Encounters
Season 1: Episode 10

Texas,
Jim Wells County, Amargosa,
Friday, June 13, 2014

To be continued…


Cast:

David Allen Zabloski

John Philips Dante

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Kingdom of the Crow
Season 1: Episode 9

Alder’s Creek, New Mexico
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

To be continued…


Cast:

Joe Holland
(Muscle for Hire)

David Zabloski
(Investigative Reporter for The Global Inquisitor)


Special Appearance By:

John Philips Dante
(Private Investigator)


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