PFC Paul Heller and the Battle of Guadalcanal

Eisenhower National Historic Site


At just fifteen years of age, PFC Paul Heller could likely be the youngest American killed in action during WWII. Heller grew up in Allentown, PA, and forged his way into serving in the United States Marine Corps at a young age. He was killed on Guadalcanal in October 1942. Park Ranger Philip Brown brings us Heller’s complicated and tragic story.


6 minutes, 15 seconds

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