Photo #: NH 97754 Marine Officers on Tulagi Here are some of the officers directing U.S. fighting against the Japanese on tiny Tulagi Island in the Solomons. Tulagi lies off Florida Island and is important for its harbor facilities. Seated on the steps of the staff house are, left to right, front row: Lieut. Colonel O.K. Pressley, Colonel M.A. Edson, Lieut. Col. H.E. Rosecrans, and Lieut. Colonel R.E. Hill, all USMC. Second row: Lieut. E.B. McLarney (MC) USN and Brig. General W.H. Rupertus, Colonel R.C. Kilmartin, Major William Enright, all USMC. Third row: Captains Ralph Powell, Daryle Seeley and Thomas Philpott, USMC. Quoted text is from the original picture's caption, which is dated October 28, 1942. The photograph was probably taken soon after the Marines captured Tulagi in August 1942. The original photograph came from Rear Admiral Samuel Eliot Morison's World War II history project working files. Official U.S. Marine Corps Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command.