Goodbye, Darkness: A Memoir of the Pacific War

Manchester, William

Back Bay, 2002

p. 141

Manchester tells of his Marine commander, Colonel Horace F. Hastings, who was “the most redundant man I’ve ever known. He’d say, ‘We’re going to sail tomorrow aboard ship.’ Or, ‘Here in Dixie we’re in the South.’ Or, ‘Sunrise will come at dawn.’ Or, ‘Men, eat lots of food and plenty of it.’”