The leader of the attack was Hamaas Abdul Khaalis, a former national secretary of the Nation of Islam. Khaalis was born Ernest McGhee in Indiana in 1921. Discharged from the U.S. Army on grounds of mental instability, he worked as a jazz drummer in New York City before converting to Islam and changing his name to Hamaas Khaalis. He became prominent in the ministries and school of the Nation of Islam and was appointed its national secretary in the early 1950s.
1 Samuel Eliot Morison, The Rising Sun in the Pacific 1931–April 1942 (Boston: Little, Brown and Company), 230. 2 Robert J. Cressman, A Magnificent Fight: Marines in the Battle for Wake Island (Washington, DC: History and Museums Division, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps), 10. 3 Ibid., 231–32. 4 Ibid., 235–37. 5 Cressman, 3. 6 Morison, 250–54.
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