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DETROIT, MI  — D-Day Okinawa 1 April 1945 Yontan and Kadena Airfields After 66 years, Navy Corpsman Bill “Doc” Lynne, of George Company, 2d Battalion, 5th Marines, 1ST MARDIV was awarded the Bronze Star with “V” attachment for heroic action during the Battle for Okinawa by Major General Lawrence D. Nicholson, in Detroit, Michigan, on Sept. 10, 2011.


During WWII in the Pacific Theater, George Company Marines had fought valiantly and bravely at Tulagi, Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, Talasea and Peleliu. Never before had the Japanese been defeated until they faced the United States Marine Corps.


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  1. ervin kroeker September 29 2011, 8:45 am

    As a FMF corpsman for the 3 div 1964-65 in VN it was great to see that Doc Lynne got his deserted recommission! It was great serving with the Marines, it was my honor to have serviced with them, They are the few.    Ervin

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