That we breed such men as these

One man on Iwo Jima:

Yet for four hours on Feb. 23 of that year, his courage went beyond ordinary valor: He strapped on a 70-pound flamethrower and took out seven fortified pillboxes – loaded with Japanese troops – so that stalled Marines could advance across the island.

And remember, after that performance he fought on to the end of the battle.


  1. He was in my father in law's regiment. I would like to meet him.


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