By Joseph B Ruth; United States. Marine Corps. History and Museums Division
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A two-day counterguernilla exercise was held at retirement of Sergeant Major Marco M. DeLuca. of Company E, who was afforded an appropriate West Point during the 2d Battalion's October drill weekend. Members of Headquarters and Service, F, G, and H Companies pursued the aggressors (from ceremony. At Christmas time, the Marines of Company K collected for "Toys for Tots" with bouncing spirits: included in the impressive collection were 16,000 rubber balls. On 1 September Colonel Ernest J. Graustein relieved Colonel Donoghue.
Iwo Jima was born in violence, being thrust, lifeless, out of the ocean bottom 10,000 years before. This ugly pork chop shaped island has been variously compared to the surface of the moon, a devil's But now the time had come to go back to war and on 22January, the LSMs and LSTs headed west, with the balance of the 4th Marine Division departing 5 days later. An unknown fate waited over the horizon on Island X or Sulphur Island. or. in Japanese, Iwo Jima. playground. and even hell itself. The island is anchored at the narrow southern tip by Mt.
A short time later a road leading up the through Company K lines and split into two groups. One group attacked Battery D. 2d Battalion, 14th Marines and a fierce firefight ensued. Marines from Batteries E and F joined the fray as infantry, and destroyed the enemy. The second force hit the rear of the 25th but was stopped in its tracks by the fires hill was discovered. Engineers were called up to clear the road of mines and when the job was completed the tanks attached to the Ist Battalion rolled up the road right to the top without encountering enemy troops.
A brief history of the 25th Marines by Joseph B Ruth; United States. Marine Corps. History and Museums Division