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Company D, 2nd Battalion, 20th Marines (Engineer), CamPen, 1943

First Row: 1stLt Jack G. Palmer (Commanding Officer-wounded Iwo Jima), 1stLt Thomas J. Kinney (Executive Officer - KIA-Iwo Jima), 2ndLt James A. Brooks (Platoon Leader - wounded Iwo Jima), 2ndLt Nathaniel H. Carver (Platoon Leader - wounded Iwo Jima)

Second Row: 2ndLt Sam Mandich (Platoon Leader - wounded Iwo Jima), 2ndLt Norman J.E. Murken (Platoon Leader - wounded Iwo Jima), 2ndLt Carlos J. Nadal (Platoon Leader), 2ndLt Edward J. Ryan (Platoon Leader), WO Cedric E. Lewis (Platoon Leader - wounded Saipan)


Note: I have done my best to interpret the annotations on or by the individual pictures.
Additional picture #1: WIA at Iwo - Lt Raeille, Mennis, Perez, Lauer, Heatherly, Nolan, Lovejoy, Maysten, Meyer
Addititonal picture #2: can't decipher the first annotation; second annotation - KIA at Saipan, Pharmacist's Mate Third Class C. Elliott
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First Row: GySgt John D. Briscoe (wounded-Iwo Jima), TSgt Huie E. Benson, (wounded-Iwo Jima), SSgt Richard L. Caster, SSgt Berry K. Lewis (wounded-Iwo Jima), Sgt Wallace A. Bangert (KIA-Saipan)

Second Row: Sgt Manuel S. Benavides, Jr., Sgt Walter R. Boettcher (wounded-Iwo Jima), Sgt James W. Conway, Sgt Ervin Ignatowski, Sgt Louis Kraus

Third Row: Sgt William J. Mapes (wounded-Iwo Jima), Sgt Wallace R. Nylen, Sgt Robert H. Speicher, Jr., Sgt Ray Williams (wounded-Iwo Jima), Field Cook Melvin T. Peters

Fourth Row: Cpl Anthony Caporaso, Cpl Alfred F. Cialfi, Cpl Richard S. Dougherty (wounded-Saipan), Cpl Frederick H. Franks (KIA-Iwo Jima), Cpl Daniel A. Guadagnoli, Jr.

Fifth Row: Cpl Charles H. Knights (KIA-Iwo Jima), Cpl Frederick J. Morgan, Cpl Joseph L. Perry (?-Iwo Jima), Cpl Nicholas J. Repcewich (wounded-Iwo Jima), Cpl Eugene C. Roth

Sixth Row: Cpl Frank F. Tahey (wounded-Iwo Jima), Assistant Cook John E. Belk, Assistant Cook Ralph H. Cook, Assistant Cook Raymond W. MacDougall (wounded-Iwo Jima), Assistant Cook Stanley F. Serzan (wounded-Iwo Jima)
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First Row: Assistant Cook Leonard B. Stanley, PFC Joseph C. Albano (wounded-Iwo Jima), PFC Wendel Andrews, PFC Donovan E. Andrus, PFC Charles O. Applegate

Second Row: PFC Edgar E. Austen, PFC Stephen R. Baker, PFC Charles A. Beall, PFC William F. Bias, Jr. (wounded-Iwo Jima), PFC Achille K. Bini (wounded-Saipan and Iwo Jima)

Third Row: PFC William R. Blinn, PFC Lamar H. Bragg, Jr. (wounded-Iwo Jima), PFC Robert R. Buckley, PFC Richard T. Bush (KIA-Iwo Jima), PFC Charles D. Callahan (wounded-Iwo Jima)

Fourth Row: PFC Stuart C. Carl, PFC Gean D. Carr (KIA-Iwo Jima), PFC Howard C. Chase, Jr., PFC Robert C. Collins, PFC Johnnie T. Colones

Fifth Row: PFC Earl J. Conklin, Jr., PFC Quentin E. Cook, PFC James R. Coughlin (wounded-Iwo Jima), PFC Paul J. Cox, PFC Thomas J. Cuddihy
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First Row: PFC Joseph M. Dalessandro, PFC Frank R. DeCelie, PFC Charles A. DeFinis, PFC Vincent J. DeSena, PFC Emil M. DiRobbio

Second Row: PFC Stephen R. Drahos, PFC Arthur J. Dubreuil (wounded-Iwo Jima), PFC Norman J. Duncan (KIA-Iwo Jima), PFC John Easton, PFC William D. Farrell (KIA-Iwo Jima)

Third Row: PFC Karl T. Flowers (KIA-Iwo Jima), PFC Walter H. Forgue, PFC Joseph N. Fortunato (wounded-Iwo Jima), PFC Pasquale J. Gasparre, PFC George E. Gialdella

Fourth Row: PFC Charles E. Graul, PFC Bruce A. Gregory, PFC William C. Hardee, PFC Thomas J. Harrington, Jr., PFC Joseph W. Harris

Fifth Row: PFC James O. Hill, PFC Charles H. Holmes (wounded-Iwo Jima), PFC Clifford A. Iding
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First Row: PFC Kenneth R. Johnson, PFC Alan C. King, PFC Marvin R. Kleppinger (wounded Saipan and Iwo Jima), PFC John C. Lafferty, PFC Wallace C. LaPointe (wounded-Iwo Jima)

Second Row: PFC Joe G. Lawson, PFC Theodore M. Littman, PFC George J. Mavromatis, PFC Raymond E. McClure, PFC James B. McCormick (KIA-Saipan)

Third Row: PFC Donald O. McDonald, PFC Andrew E. Oliver, PFC Manuel Oliver, PFC Michael J. Palmieri (wounded-Iwo Jima), PFC Robert A. Patrick

Fourth Row: PFC Gordon C. Peck (wounded-Iwo Jima), PFC Glen P. Rardin, PFC George Roberts, Jr. (wounded-Iwo Jima), PFC Joseph F. Santaniello, PFC John M. Saunders

Fifth Row: PFC Michael Soroka, PFC John W. Sudock, PFC Glendon L. Sutton, PFC Enus F. Taglialavore, PFC William J. Thigpen, Jr.
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First Row: PFC Frank H. Tock (KIA-Iwo Jima), PFC Joseph J. Trapanese, PFC Raymond W. Waite, PFC Allyn H. West, PFC Jack Wilkie (wounded Iwo Jima)

Second Row: Field Music First Class Richard P. Walters, Pvt Leon J. Abrams, Pvt Armand G. Alessandrini, Pvt Edward D. Andrews, Pvt Vernon J. Auen

Third Row: Pvt Jim C. Benke (wounded-Iwo Jima), Pvt Charles W. Beveridge, Pvt Watson P. Bolles, Pvt Donald A. Boots, Pvt Joe C. Bowser

Fourth Row: Pvt Loring D. Bristol (wounded-Iwo Jima), Pvt James L. Buchanan, Pvt Clifford B. Carts (wounded-Iwo Jima), Pvt Philip R Cherno, Pvt John F. Chilton (wounded-Iwo Jima)

Fifth Row: Pvt Joseph R. Coppedge, Pvt George J. Danton, Pvt Calvin G. Davies
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First Row: Pvt Franklin J. Denneny (KIA-Iwo Jima), Pvt Joseph J. Doyle, Pvt Charles R. Elkins, Pvt Robert S. Elliott, Pvt Robert S. Entwisle

Second Row: Pvt Lawrence W. Fleury, Pvt Robert H. Fuller, Pvt Donald R. Fullerton (KIA-Saipan), Pvt Alfred M. Gravel, Jr. (KIA-Iwo Jima), Pvt William A. Grobe

Third Row: Pvt Leo J. Hayes, Jr., Pvt Anthony S. Heitz, Pvt Edward P. Heron (wounded-Iwo Jima), Pvt John J. Kane, Pvt Richard C. Kist (wounded-Iwo Jima)

Fourth Row: Pvt Max Klein, Pvt Francis E. Knapp, Pvt Russell W. Larson (wounded-Iwo Jima), Pvt Henry L. Linker (wounded-Iwo Jima), Pvt Grant F. Lockard (wounded-Iwo Jima)

Fifth Row: Pvt John J. Milne, Pvt Claude L. Moose, Pvt Lester J. Newton (wounded-Iwo Jima), Pvt Michael Orvosh (wounded-Saipan), Pvt Norman A. Pate (wounded-Iwo Jima)
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First Row: Pvt Walter O. Pauley, Pvt Edward Pawloski, Pvt Guillermo C. Perez, Pvt Edward C. Prior-Leahy, Pvt Emory R. Quinn (wounded-Iwo Jima)

Second Row: Pvt Raymond Rego, Pvt Charles I. Robertson, Pvt Anthony D. Russo (wounded-Iwo Jima), Pvt Clarence M. Smith (wounded-Saipan), Pvt Michael J. Solimandi

Third Row: Pvt Olegario J. Sousa, Pvt David L. Staley, Pvt James L. Talamini (wounded-Iwo Jima), Pvt George F. Thomas, Pvt Cecil W. Veinotte

Fourth Row: Pvt Elmer R. Walls (KIA-Iwo Jima), Pvt Burtis E. Weeks, PFC R. F. Earle, PFC Bob Ether, PFC John G. Haller, Jr.

Fifth Row: PFC G. A. Hanssen, PFC J. J. Harter, PFC Richard H. Hicks, PFC Leonard E. Krawczyk, PFC Palmer L. Smith
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Top Row: Sgt D. P. Sandidge, Cpl James F. McQuade, Cpl R. E. Raymond, PFC Gerard A. Farese, PFC J. C. Kontes

Second Row: PFC Phil Rosenstein, PFC William S. Tibbits
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CMRY: Sir I noted you had my late father PFC Johnnie T Colones From Selma, NC as being wounded on Iwo Jima ..in the third block of photos. I know he went back to the V-12 program at The University Of North Carolina at Chapel Hill after the war. Would like to know more as to where you found that IWO info on my father. He never talked about his war experiences. He pass in 1987 and is buried at The National Military Cemetery in Florence , SC A fine man indeed & so proud to have been a Marine !

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Thomas, the information about your father being wounded on Iwo comes from the book that his picture was in. The late owner of the book kept track of what happened to his buddies by annotating information on or near their pictures.

If you would like more information about your father's service, I would suggest that you get in touch with the National Archives. You can request information from his service records there. http://www.archives.gov/veterans/evetrecs/index.html

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Thumbs up Notes on NOTE2....

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Note: I have done my best to interpret the annotations on or by the individual pictures.
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Addititonal picture #2: can't decipher the first annotation; second annotation - KIA at Saipan, Pharmacist's Mate Third Class C. Elliott
Nancy, My take on the part you say is hard to read is below in CAPS with guesses in lower case:

KIA AT IWO
BRA(u/o?)(F/e/n{?}?)
(L/i?)(u/o)ESTER
WRIGHT

Hope this helps you out. If you have access to a black light you might try looking at the handwritten notes with that to see if there is any additional info to be gleened from the pics....
Could these three have been Battlefield Replacements that joined the unit in combat... ?????
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After reading the information provided by Thomas, I rechecked the book and have decided that the information on the picture is "V-12" instead of "W-IJ". I have corrected the information posted here. My apologies for the mistake.
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First Row: PFC Kenneth R. Johnson, PFC Alan C. King, PFC Marvin R. Kleppinger (wounded Saipan and Iwo Jima), PFC John C. Lafferty, PFC Wallace C. LaPointe (wounded-Iwo Jima)

Second Row: PFC Joe G. Lawson, PFC Theodore M. Littman, PFC George J. Mavromatis, PFC Raymond E. McClure, PFC James B. McCormick (KIA-Saipan)

Third Row: PFC Donald O. McDonald, PFC Andrew E. Oliver, PFC Manuel Oliver, PFC Michael J. Palmieri (wounded-Iwo Jima), PFC Robert A. Patrick

Fourth Row: PFC Gordon C. Peck (wounded-Iwo Jima), PFC Glen P. Rardin, PFC George Roberts, Jr. (wounded-Iwo Jima), PFC Joseph F. Santaniello, PFC John M. Saunders

Fifth Row: PFC Michael Soroka, PFC John W. Sudock, PFC Glendon L. Sutton, PFC Enus F. Taglialavore, PFC William J. Thigpen, Jr.
Thank you so much for posting this! My maternal Grandfather is Robert A Patrick pictured here. I was able to pick him out immediately, even before I checked your list of names to be sure I was looking at the right row. He passed away 10/2/2007 of kidney failure.
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Liz, Thomas-

My grandfather (step) was George Giadella, on the second page. He spent the Iwo battle on a hospital ship, but was present for the rest of the battles. Do either of you have more information on the when and wheres?

He was an honored guest at my PI graduation because of his record and awards, but I didn't think in my youth to ask for those records or the specifics. The only time he talked about it with me was when we were in the museum and we walked up on the 4th MarDiv exhibit.

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Thank you for posting this! My father was Corporal Eugene C Roth. He was wounded on Saipan. I have his yearbook. I was trying to determine when it was printed, but there is no date that I can see. Individual pictures would have been taken between September 1943 and January 1944. There is a mention in the book of the 1st battle at Roi-Namur in February 1944, but no other battle, so the book must have been printed sometime after that.

I was also curious as to which Marine the book belonged to.

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