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COMBAT STORIES FROM World War II

Phil Wells | F Company, 2nd Battalion, 25th Regiment, 4th Division - Marines

3:58   |   It was thirty six straight days on Iwo Jima with no change of clothes or regular meals. Phil Wells carried an extra bandolier stuffed with fruit bars. He had come ashore with the fourth wave just as Japanese gunners really began to fire on the landing force. As a runner, he didn't come face to face with the enemy, though once he was sure he had. What's that password?

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