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Braswell Deen | K Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division - Marines

4:59   |   The Japanese were dug in on Okinawa, like on so many islands, and the Marines were mounting a furious assault. Charging Wana Ridge with a Thompson submachine gun in his hand, Braswell Deen felt like he was hit with a ton of rocks. It was shrapnel and it knocked him out of the fight. Evacuated to the rear, the brave Marine faced a needle.

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