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

2:30   |   On Iwo Jima, all of the original members of his platoon were awarded Purple Hearts, but Phil Wells says there were some men there of a different mind. On a trip back to the beach to bring up replacements, he passed a shell hole where two Captains were cowering, claiming to be pinned down even though they were a hundred yards behind the front line.

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