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Tinian/Saipan/Iwo Jima dog tag set..I'm on a roll!
« on: April 28, 2016, 06:45:43 AM »
Recently received another pair of USMC dog tags and was pleasently surprised when I received his personnel file. Herman Mays served as a Truck Driver (Heavy), and participated in the invasions of Saipan And Tinian. He shows up with a Signal Company around this time, and is later with the V Amphibious Corps, landing on Iwo Jima on D-Day, February 19th. He stayed on Iwo Jima until March 24th. While so many good men came home mangled, disfigured, or never came home at all, Mays made it home in one piece.

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Re: Tinian/Saipan/Iwo Jima dog tag set..I'm on a roll!
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2016, 04:32:25 PM »
Very Nice! The story is best part of it all!
Thank you for posting.
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Re: Tinian/Saipan/Iwo Jima dog tag set..I'm on a roll!
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2016, 01:13:48 PM »
I agree, my pleasure!
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Re: Tinian/Saipan/Iwo Jima dog tag set..I'm on a roll!
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2016, 02:36:32 PM »
Great grouping, one lucky fella to make it out physically unscathed.......although I couldn't guarantee you'd get through all of that mentally unscathed!

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