Lets see your Iwo Jima Groups
Posted 01 February 2007 - 04:10 PM
This is one of my best Iwo Groupings I have. I had posted this before on whermacht. I have the award docs to. This marine probally was of the first to win the silver star on Iwo. On Feb 17th He was with the UDT.There were 12 ss awarded that day.Most people don,t even know they landed 2 days early to clear mines. For the big landing.
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Posted 01 February 2007 - 07:35 PM
Pharmacist's Mate 3rd Class Grayson Blackwell Lassiter served as a corpsman with 2nd Battalion, 28th Marines. Lassiter was wounded on March 1, 1945, and died of his wounds three days later. Interestingly, Lassiter served as a corpsman alongside James Bradley, one of the Iwo Jima flag raisers. He was initially buried in the 4th Marine Division Cemetery on Iwo Jima. His remains were later repatriated to his hometown of Portsmouth, Virginia.
And here's his maternal grandfather's Southern Cross of Honor. Pvt. T. Augustus Lacy, served with Co I, First Virginia Infantry during the Civil War. Lacy enlisted in 1861 and was mustered out in 1862 due to a disability.
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This is one that has been in my collection for over 15 years. I think it is interesting as a perspective on awards at the time. Read the citation and see if this was not worthy of at least a Bronze Star with "V"
I also attached a clipping that related to him that I thought was interesting
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