(1 April 1945). As the Marines landed on Okinawa, the Japanese military fled, leaving the aged, the infirm, and the too-small children in the path of the Leathernecks. Marine Corporal Fenwick H. Dunn of Lynn, Massachusetts, shares the candy from his K ration with an aged woman.
Heartbreaking...the hand of an US Marine was discreetly photographed as he lifted the barely living body a tiny infant from a hole. A group of native islanders had been hiding to escape the battle between the Americans and Japanese forces as they fought for control of Saipan.
First black Marine Jim Rundles passes away at the age of 94 on March 13, 2014. Jim Rundles came into the Marine Corps at a time that all branches were segregated. He helped bring about the modern thought by Marines that all Marines are just a shade of green. This man survived Montford Point and World War II.