February 2009

How One Squad Fared on Iwo Jima

Battlefield recollections
Volume 93, Issue 2

At the time of the assault on Iwo Jima, 19 February 1945, I was a corporal leading a squad of machinegunners with a Marine Corps rifle company, Company G (Co G), 23d Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division (4th MarDiv). We were in the second wave of troops. No other amtracks landed near us.

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LtCol Michael D. Grice

Mark Elfers