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1st Marine Parachute Regiment Shoulder Patch
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1st Marine Parachute Regiment Patch



























The 1st Marine Parachute Regiment
Trooper Pictures

Pfc Edgar Oswald Anthony - Co A 1st Battalion Paramarine (KIA on Iwo Jima 22 Feb 1945 as part of the 5th Marine Division 26th Marine Rgiment)

Pfc Edgar O Anthony
1st Marine PR Co A
KIA 3 March 45

Cpl Crescenzo P DeMatteis - 1st Battalion -Navy Cross Recipient

Cpl Crescenzo P DeMatteis
1st Marine PR Co A
KIA 7 Aug 42 (Navy Cross)

Cpl Charle J Berry - 1st Battalion - Medal of Honor Recipient

Cpl Charle J Berry
1st Marine PR Co A
KIA 3 Mar 45 (MOH)


Cpl Daniel E Mulcare - 1st Battalion

Cpl Daniel E Mulcare
1st Marine PR
1st Battalion A Co

Pfc Robert Walter Moore - 1st Battalion B Company

Pfc Robert W Moore
1st Marine PR
1st Battalion B Co

Sgt William J Dwyer - 1st Battalion Co C - Silver Star Recipient at Bougainville for action on Jan 1 1944

Sgt William J Dwyer
1st Marine PR-Co C
Siliver Star Recipient


Pfc Joseph F Tower- 1st Battalion Co C

Pfc Joseph F Tower
1st Marine PR-Co C
1st Battalion

Pfc Charles E Haggett - 1st Battalion Co C - Silver Star Recipient at Bougainville for action on Jan 1 1944

Pfc Charles E Haggett
1st Marine PR-Co C
Silver Star Recipient

Pfc Leonard Kiesel - 1st Battalion

Pfc Leonard Kiesel
1st Marine PR
1st Battalion C Co


Pfc Kenneth A Kraft - 1st Battalion - Co C Silver Star Receipient for action with the 26th Marines 5th Marine Division on Iwo Jima on Feb 22 1945

Pfc Kenneth A Kraft
1st Marine PR Co C
KIA 22 Feb 1945 (SS)

Cpl Joseph C Pagac - 1st Battalion - Co C

Cpl Joseph C Pagac
1st Marine PR
1st Battalion C Co

Pfc Kenneth A Kraft - 1st Battalion - Co C - Seneca Indian from New York State KIA in action with Company A 27th Marines 5th Marine Division on Iwo Jima on Feb 19 1945 (Source: Josef Skutt)

Pfc Kenneth Parker
1st Marine PR Co C
KIA 19 Feb 1945


Pfc Charles Junior Wolfe - 1st Battalion - Co C - Purple Heart with Gold Star

Pfc Charles Junior Wolfe
1st Marine PR
1st Battalion C Co


Gunnery Sgt Fay Barger 1st Battalion

G/Sgt Fay Barger
1st Marine PR
1st Battalion Hq Co

Cpl Michael Sandretto - 1st Battalion - Bronze Star Recipient

Cpl Michael Sandretto
1st Marine PR
1st Battalion Hq Co

Pfc Robert W Smith - 1st Battalion - Silver Star Receipient for action with the 26th Marines 5th Marine Division on Iwo Jima on March 3 1945

Pfc Robert W Smith
1st Marine PR - 1st BN
KIA 3 Mar 1945 (SS)


Pfc Francis E Mitchell - Wpns Co - Silver Star Receipient for action with the 26th Marines 5th Marine Division on Iwo Jima on Mar 12 1945

Pfc Francis E Mitchell
1st Marine PR - Wpns Co
KIA 12 Mar 1945 (SS)

Pfc Blaine M Hesselberg - KIA on Iwo Jima 22 Feb 1945 as part of the 5th Marine Division

Pfc Blaine M Hesselberg
1st Marine PR
KIA 22 Feb 45

Pfc Donald J Ruhl - Co L 3rd Battalion - Medal of Honor Recipient for action on Iwo Jima on Feb 21 1945  5th Marine Division KIA

Pfc Donald J Ruhl
1st Marine Co L
KIA 21 Feb 45 MOH


Cpl Hugh D Farwell - 3rd Battalion - Wpns - Silver Star Recipient at Iwo Jima for action on Feb 22 1945 while assigned to the 26th Marines 5th Marine Division

Cpl Hugh D Farwell
1st Marine PR - 3rd Bn
Silver Star Recipient

1/Lt Wayne L. (Jack) Pease

1/Lt Wayne L Pease
1st Marine PR
Horsham, PA

Capt Robert H Dunlap - Co K 3rd Battalion - Medal of Honor Recipient for action on Iwo Jima on Feb 26 1945  5th Marine Division WIA

Capt Robert H Dunlap
1st Marine Co K
Medal of Honor Recipient


1/Lt John K Wells - RHQ - Navy Cross Recipient for action on Iwo Jima on Feb 21 1945 while leading 3rd Platoon E Company 28th Marines 5th Marine Division

1/Lt John K Wells
1st Marine PR-RHQ
Navy Cross Recipient

2/lt Robert William Mitchell

2/lt Robert W Mitchell
1st Marine PR
Kalamazoo, MI

Lt Col Victor H Krulak - Navy Cross Recipient

Lt Col Victor H Krulak
1st Marine PR
2nd Battalion CO


Lt Col Warner T Bigger

Lt Col Warner T Bigger
1st Marine PR
2nd Battalion XO

Pfc Ira H Hayes - One of six marines who raised the flag on Mt Suribachi at Iwo Jima with the 28th Marines 5th Marine Division - received Commendation Ribbon with V Device

Pfc Ira H Hayes
1st Marine PR - Co B
3rd Battalion

Pvt Mansel O Elliott - 4th Para Battalion - Bronze Star Recipient for action with the 26th Marines 5th Marine Division at Iwo Jima

Pvt Mansel O Elliott
1st Marine PR - Co E
4th Battalion


1/Lt John K Wells - RHQ - Bronze Star Recipient for action on Iwo Jima with the 26th Marines 5th Marine Division

2/Lt Frank E Seabeck
1st Marine PR
4th Battalion

Lt Col Daniel Carroll Pollock - 4th Para Battalion - Navy Cross Recipient for action with the 26th Marines 5th Marine Division at Iwo Jima on March 19 1945

Lt Col Daniel C Pollock
1st Marine PR - 4th Bn
Navy Cross Recipient

Lt Col Robert Hugh Williams - Navy Cross Recipient

Lt Col Robert H Williams
1st Marine PR
Commanding Officer






books
R E L A T E D   B O O K S

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
Brooks, Victor Hell is Upon Us: D-Day in the Pacific-Saipan to Guam, June-August 1944. Da Capo Press, (Sept 2005) 384 p. ISBN: 0306813696
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. Beyond Valor  Free Press, 2001, 384 p. ISBN: 0684873842
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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