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Phillip Gamache | 1st Battalion, 26th Marine Regiment, 5th Marine Division - Marines

8:42   |   After witnessing a Marine bravely pick up and throw a dropped, live grenade, Phillip Gamache and his "Guardian Angel" Corpsman Bob Rhodes fled and fell in with another group. He assaulted a Japanese position and relieved an officer of his Samurai sword. Because of the thermal activity on the island, digging in was replaced by piling stones. Part 2 of 3.

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