OH 1224

His experiences during the battle for Iwo Jima, February-March, 1945, in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Experiences with the 2nd Marine Raider Battalion at Guadalcanal, 1942-43, and Bougainville, 1943; integration into the newly formed 5th Marine Division, 1944; assignment as a flamethrower man; descriptions of and comments about individuals in Easy Company, 28th Marines; preparations for the Iwo Jima Campaign; the landing on Iwo Jima, February 19, 1945; combat from the beach to the base of Mount Suribachi; his destruction of a Japanese bunker and receiving the Silver Star; assault on the summit of Mount Suribachi by a forty-man column; his participation in the raising of the first U. S. flag on Mount Suribachi, February 23, 1945; combat inside the rim of Mount Suribachi; his wound on Hill 362-A and evacuation, March 1, 1945.

About this Oral History

Physical Description 76 pp.
Terms of Use Open
Interviewer(s) Ronald E. Marcello, John Chalkley
Date of Interview February 19, 1998

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