Hold Saipan Author:William Herber Hold Saipan. "The Lord's got my soul, but the Marine Corps' got my ass! — The second Marine Division was laying it on the line. They were the finest, the toughest, the best. now they had to prove it. — How can I explain to the platoon that they don't have a chance? — Lieutenant Mike Andreas had to lead his men in a suicidal onslaught on Mount Tap... more »otchau, highest point on the island of Saipan. He was new to the company. Did his platoon have enough faith in his leadership to follow him into what promised to be a little short of Hell?