Preserving The Oral HistorIES of Combat Veterans

COMBAT STORIES FROM World War II

Hershel Williams | 1st Battalion, 21st Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division - Marines

7:50   |   Hershel had seen a diagram aboard ship of the island of Iwo Jima; the basic layout and where the airfield was. Coming ashore the third day, his unit was stalled by a group of pillboxes blocking the way. His commander asked him if he could take some of them out with the flamethrower. What he did then resulted in him being awarded the Medal of Honor.

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