This is a pic of myself and Lorton Berry. Lorton lives in Lutts, TN. He is 88 10-13. Met him last New Year's. He was in the Navy, WWII. Attached to 1st MarDiv, and maybe other units. Communications. From Guadalcanal to Okinawa. He told me stories about Guadalcanal,, Tinian and Peleliu.
When I first met him, I told him that his generation, were heroes to Marines of my generation. He looked me in the eye and said "the heroes are still there."
His daughter said, she had never heard the stories he told me.
She told me he wanted a medal he didn't have. All she knew it was purple.
I got in touch with Marsha Blackburn, Rep from TN. Took a while, but her office is helping. Records were lost.
Can't remember which island, but said when Chesty was hit, he told Corpsman to attend to others.
Anybody know how we could get him on that list to go see the WWII memorial?