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Paramarine WW II
Medal of Honor Recipients

Peleliu
Pfc Charles H Roan

Iwo Jima
Cpl Charles J Berry
Capt Robert H Dunlap
Pfc Donald J Ruhl
Cpl Tony Stein










Navy Cross Recipients
Gavutu
P/Sgt Roland F Kachinsky
MG Robert L Manning
Sgt Wilfred V Michaud
P/Sgt Merritt C Walton

Iwo Jima
Pfc Louis Komnenich
Sgt Michael R Kost
Sgt Claude E Lauderdale
Sgt George F Lutchkus
Sgt John B Makstutis
Cpl James S Ryan
Sgt Merritt M Savage
Cpl Conrad F Shaker
Pfc Donald E Schmille
Sgt George H Smallwood
P/Sgt Clifton E Taylor
Cpl Harry Towne
P/Sgt William H Van Dyke
Pfc Jasper Willis
Pfc Ray E Wilson Jr































The 1st Marine Parachute Regiment
Roll of Honor K - Z


 LastName FirstName MI Tle Rank Unit Location Date   Status Cemetery

Kachinsky Roland F P/Sgt Co A Gavutu 8/7/42 Navy Cross USA/IL
Kacmarcik Andrew W G/Sgt Co A USA/NJ
Keller Edgar H.G P/Sgt Co C USA/MN
Kennedy Anthony L Pfc Co A Gavatu 8/7/42 HN
Kidwell James H Pfc Co C Iwo Jima 2/22/45 SS 5th M Div USA/IN
Kirby Patrick J Pfc Co B Bougainville 11/30/44 MIA ML
Kirkman Adrian L Pfc Co A USA/NC
Klein Leonard Pfc Co A Bougainville 12/28/43 DSC USA/NJ
Klemme Floyd A Sgt Co A Iwo Jima 2/21/45 SS 5th M Div USA/OK
Klump Elmer E Pfc 1 BN Iwo Jima 3/11/45 BS 5th M Div HN
Knowles Douglas M P/Sgt Co B USA/CA
Kosma Chris Pfc Co F Choiseul 10/30/43 ML
Kraft Kenneth A Pfc Co C Iwo Jima 2/22/45   Photo on Trooper Pictures SS USA/WI
Kramer John H Pfc Co B Bougainville 11/29/43 MIA ML
Lamon Macon L Pfc Co B Bougainville 11/29/43 ML
Lane George L Pfc Iwo Jima BS USA/AR
Laudisio Mario L Sgt 1 BN Iwo Jima 2/24/45 SS 5th M Div USA/NY
Lee Orval R P/Sgt Iwo Jima BS 5th M Div USA/CA
Locke Garrick Cpl Co A Guadalcanal 9/14/42 HN
Maciejewski Joseph M Pfc Co C Bougainville 1/1/44 MIA/BS ML
Maddox Erskine L T/Sgt 1 BN Iwo Jima 2/23/45 BS/MIA 5th HN
Malnar Rudolph F Sgt Co B USA/CA
Maloney Dallas W Pfc Peleliu 9/26/44 SS 1st Marines HN
Mariconi Neldo Cpl Iwo Jima 2/23/45 BS/MIA 5th HN
Martin Emory D Pfc Co C Gavutu 8/7/42 USA/GA
Mauzy E A Pfc Hq 1 Bougainville 12/28/43 ML
Maxwell David N Pfc Co A Guadalcanal 9/14/42 HN
Maye Joseph F Cpl Co A USA/MA
Mc Clurg Thomas J Cpl Co K Bougainville 12/10/43 MIA ML
Mc Cray Charles R Pfc Co A Iwo Jima 3/3/45 BS HN
Mc Culloch Noble Pfc Co B Solomons Is 8/9/42 MIA ML
Mc Gowan Eugene T Pfc Hq 2 Vella Lavella 10/9/43 KODY ML
Melton Ollie J Pfc Co G Iwo Jima 3/19/45 SS 5th Marines USA/TX
Mex Paul W Pfc 4th BN Iwo Jima 3/12/45 SS 5th Marines USA/WI
Mieure Raymond A Sgt M Co C Iwo Jima 2/22/45 USA/NH
Mikulich Steve M Sgt Co C Iwo Jima 3/14/45 USA/WV
Mitchell Francis E Pfc Wpns Iwo Jima 3/15/45   Photo on Trooper Pictures SS USA/SD
Mitchell George R Cpl 1 BN Iwo Jima BS 5th Mar Div USA/MA
Moore Cornelius S Cpl CO F Iwo Jima BS 5th M Div USA/AZ
Muller Frank J P/Sgt Co G Choiseul 11/2/43 MIA ML
Narramore Floyd E Pfc Co B Bougainville 11/29/43 SS/PH(GS) ML
Neeshan Haary E Cpl Co C Bougainville 1/1/44 MIA/BS ML
Parker Kenneth Pfc Co C Iwo Jima 2/19/45   Photo on Trooper Pictures 5th M Dv USA/NY
Petriello Louis S 1/Sgt Co C Peleliu 9/18/44 HN
Pietrowski William B Cpl Iwo Jima BS 5th M Div USA/MI
Pittman Richard L Cpl Hq 3 Iwo Jima BS 5th Mar Div USA/CA
Provost William Jr Pfc Co E Choiseul 11/1/43 ML
Pumroy Howard D P/Sgt Co B Gavatu 8/7/42 USA/IN
Rathbun Robert C Cpl Co A Guadalcanal 9/14/42 HN
Ratliff Virgil E Cpl Co A USA/VA
Reed Jack K Cpl Co A Iwo Jima 2/26/45 SS 5th M Div USA/VA
Roan Charles H Pfc Peleliu 9/18/44 1st Marine Div ML MOH*
Robbins Clayton Cpl Wpns Iwo Jima 2/23/45 SS 5th M Div USA/MI
Rodibaugh Robert E Pfc Co B Bougainville 11/30/44 MIA ML
Ruhl Donald J Pfc Co L Iwo Jima 2/21/45   Photo on Trooper Pictures 5th M Div USA/MT MOH*
Ryan James S Cpl RHQ Iwo Jima 2/20/45 Navy Cross 5th USA/TX
Santiago Frank G Pfc Co B Gavutu 8/7/42 USA/NY
Saxman William D Cpl Co B Iwo Jima 3/20/45 PH(GS) HN
Schlacter Augustine C Pfc Co C Iwo Jima 2/26/45 (2)SS  USA/MI
Shaker Conrad F Cpl Co I Iwo Jima 3/19/45 Navy Cross 5th USA/WI
Sisk Frederick C Pfc Hq 1 Okinawa 7/1/45 SS 5th M Div HN
Sloan J P Jr Sgt Co A Iwo Jima 2/26/45 SS 5th M Div HN
Smith Robert W Pfc 1 BN Iwo Jima 3/3/45   Photo on Trooper Pictures SS USA/WI
Smollen Lambert T Pfc Hq 3 Bougainville 12/9/43 ML
Sommerkamp Dudley J Pfc Co C Bougainville 1/1/44 MIA/BS ML
Soto Stanley H Sgt Co K Iwo Jima 3/2/45 BS 5th M Div HN
Starr Jack R Sgt Hq 1 Iwo Jima 3/15/45 SS 5th M Div HN
Steele William R Jr Pfc Co C Gavutu 8/7/42 USA/NC
Stein Tony Cpl Hq 3 Iwo Jima 2/19/44 5th Marine Div USA/OH MOH*
Stenberg Leroy B Cpl Co C Iwo Jima 2/26/45 SS 5th M Div USA/OR
Stephan John N Sgt 1 BN Bougainville 12/9/44 Wpns Co/MIA ML
Stevens Orville J Cpl Co K Bougainville 12/9/43 MIA ML
Stosilavage George T Cpl Co B Gavatu 8/9/42 HN
Taylor Clifton E P/Sgt Co L Iwo Jima 2/21/45 Navy Cross 5th USA/IN
Tenison Johnie B Jr Pfc Co A Iwo Jima 3/8/45 HN
Thompson Willis B Jr Pfc Hq 1 Bougainville 11/30/44 MIA ML
Topham William H Pfc Hq 1 Iwo Jima 2/25/45 BS 5th M Div USA/MI
Tramposh Charles N Pfc Co C Bougainville 11/30/44 MIA ML
Tucker Edward J Pfc Co Iwo Jima 2/28/45 SS 5th M Div USA/MI
Uhl Robert V Sgt Co B Iwo Jima 3/14/45 SS 5th M Div USA/TX
Van Dyke William H P/Sgt 4th BN Iwo Jima 2/22/45 Navy Cross 5th USA/MI
Vanous John E Pfc Iwo Jima 2/24/45 BS 5th M Div HN
Vierra Clement M Pfc Co C Bougainville 11/29/43 SS(GS)/PH(GS) ML
Walton Merritt C P/Sgt Co A Gavutu 8/7/42 Navy Cross USA/NE
Welch Calvin L Pfc 4th BN Iwo Jima 3/9/45 SS 5th M Div USA/CA
Welch Frank J Jr Pfc Hq 1 Iwo Jima 3/2/45 SS 5th M Div USA/NJ
Williams James J Pfc Hq 1 Iwo Jima 3/15/45 SS 5th M Div USA/UT
Willis Jasper Pfc Co C Iwo Jima 2/24/45 Navy Cross 5th USA/AZ
Wilson Prince H Pfc Co B Bougainville 11/29/43 MIA ML
Wishart William Y Cpl Co C USA/FL
Wyatt Donald E Pfc Co B Iwo Jima 2/24/45 SS 5th M Div USA/MI
Young Thomas A Sgt Co A Iwo Jima 3/6/45 SS 5th M Div USA/CT
Ziegler Lloyd C Pfc Co C Iwo Jima 3/3/45 BS 5th M Div USA/WI

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Ambrose, Stephen E D-DAY June 6,1944: The Climatic Battle of WW II. 6/93, Simon & Shuster ISBN: 0671673343
Badsey , Stephen & Chandler, David G (Editor)  Arnhem 1944: Operation "Market Garden" (Campaign No.24) 1993 96p. ISBN: 1855323028
Breuer, William B Geronimo! American Paratroopers in WWII. New York: St. Martin Press, 1989 621 p. ISBN: 0-312-03350-8
Breuer, William B Operation Dragoon: The Allied Invasion of the South of France. Presidio Press, Sept 1987 261 p. ISBN: 0891413073
Davis, Donald A Lightning Strike: The Secret Mission to Kill Admiral Yamamoto and Avenge Pearl Harbor. New York: St. Martin Press, (March, 2005) 400 p. ISBN: 0-312-30906-6
D'Este, Carlo  Patton: A Genius for War 1024 pp ISBN: 0060927623
De Trez, Michel  At the Point of No Return : Pictorial History of the American Paratroopers in the Invasion of Normandy 7/98, D-Day Pub, 200 p. ISBN: 2960017617
De Trez, Michel  First Airborne Task Force: Pictorial History of the Allied Paratroopers in the Invasion of Southern France 7/98, D-Day Pub, 500 p. ISBN: 2960017625
Gavin, James M.  On to Berlin : Battles of an Airborne Commander, 1943-1946 ISBN: 0670525170
Golden, Lewis Echoes From Arnhem Penguin ISBN: 0718305213
Hove, Duane T American Warriors: Five Presidents in the Pacific Theater of WW II Burd Street Press (Oct 2003) 224 pp.  ISBN: 1572493070
MacDonald, Charles B  A Time For Trumpets: The Untold Story of the Battle of the Bulge Wm Morrow & Co (P), 720 p. ISBN: 068151574
McKenzie, John  On Time, On Target Novato, CA: Presidio, May 15,2000. 304 p. ISBN: 089 141 714 1
O'Donnell, Patrick K. Into the Rising Sun: In Their Own Words, World War II's Pacific Veterans Reveal the Heart of Combat  Free Press, 3/13/2002, 320 p. ISBN: 0743214803
Ryan, Cornelius  A Bridge Too Far 670p. ISBN: 0684803305
Wildman, John B All Americans 82nd Airborne. Meadowlands Militaria, 6/83 ISBN:091 208 1007
The Center of Military History The War in the Mediterranean: A WWII Pictorial History Brasseys, Inc., 465 p. ISBN:1574881302
Yardley, Doyle R  Home Was Never Like This. Yardley Enterprises, Aug, 2002, 312 p. ISBN:0971743908


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