Guadalcanal (indigenous name: Isatabu) is the principal island in Guadalcanal Province of the nation of Solomon Islands in the South-Western Pacific Ocean. It was discovered by the Spanish expedition of Álvaro de Mendaña in 1568. The name comes from Guadalcanal, a village in the province of Seville, in Andalusia, Spain, birthplace of Pedro de Ortega Valencia, a member of Mendaña's expedition.
Guadalcanal in Joe Steele Edit
When Mike Sullivan's punishment brigade were finally shipped out from their training camp in Lubbock, they ended up at a temporary camp on Guadalcanal. The surrounding jungle showed the damage from the more general Solomon Islands campaign but was already growing back. The camp was a dump even compared to the training camp but at least the Army hadn't yet sent them to fight in a hot spot.