Preserving The Oral HistorIES of Combat Veterans

COMBAT STORIES FROM World War II

Jack Houston | G Company, 22nd Marine Regiment, 6th Marine Division

3:17   |   Normally, there would have been two Marines to a foxhole, but the 22nd had lost so many that most men were alone. Jack Houston remembers getting no sleep that long, Okinawa night because of the falling parachute flare casings landing all around him. When he moved out the next day, a bullet cracked past his ear, which caused him to begin a bad habit. Part 3 of 6. (This interview made possible with the support of JOHN & BARBARA MCCOY.)

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