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

4:19   |   The Marines suffered heavy losses the first four days at Iwo Jima. Radioman/Runner Phil Wells followed a Lieutenant and then a Sergeant as leaders kept falling. He was kept busy going back and forth to the rear for replacements and supplies. He also learned, the hard way, the proper configuration of the radio antenna.

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