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#1 Private Adamson

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 11:43 PM

Greetings. My name is Kris Adamson son of William Adamson who was mentioned in the book Iwo Jima by Bill D. Ross. I saw the postings about alpha company 5th Marines tank battalion but was unable to post anything. There was a question about which tank my father and my name sake Kris were in. The tanks name was Agony. Everyone except my father was killed in it when an anti tank gun hit it. My father lost the back part of his left leg but was able to direct fire after seeing the flash, for one of the other tanks in his company who's turret was still operational. I never asked my father what happened that day or maybe I did because I can remember as a child him crying about not remembering the name of the corp man that took him back to the beach for evacuation. My father passed at 92 years old and I played taps at his military burial. If anyone can contact nick or tell me how to post things my email is [email protected] I am a second generation Marine that served from 1984-1988, 




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