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Sir Jacob Vouza Memorial

This memorial on Guadalcanal commemorates Sir Jacob Vouza, the most famous hero of the Solomon Island in the Second World War.

Vouza became a scout for the Americans after he rescued an American Pilot who was shot down. On one of his missions he was captured. After he was tortured extremely to reveal information about the Americans, the Japanese left him in the jungle to die. He chewed through the rope and was able to reach the American camp with important information about the Japanese plans. The American victory in the Battle of Tenaru was said to have been partly the result of his information.

After the war, he received a number of medals, a.o.:
- Silver Star
- Legion of Eer
- George Medal

He also received the title of "Sir".

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