US Marine Corps

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Norman Hatch, along with a group of other servicemen, boarded a train for Washington D.C. on a Sunday morning. Most of...
Sidney Philips remembers being in San Diego for two weeks [Annotators Note: after returning from his combat tour in the...
[Annotator's Note: Norman Hatch served as a combat cameraman with the 5th Marine Division on Iwo Jima.] On Iwo Jima,...
The battle on Tarawa provided countless opportunities for combat cameramen like Norman Hatch to capture story telling...
Sidney Philips remembers explosions everywhere. Small arms fire everywhere. The total concern was for yourself. It is...
Robert Addison was born in Akron, Ohio in December 1922. Growing up he was very athletic and played many different...
[Annotators Note: Frank Guidone served in the US Marine Corps as a member of the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.]When they...
[Annotators Note: Robert Addison was a member of the US Marine Corps 1st Raider Battalion.]Edson [Annotators Note: US...
Okinawa is something of a blur in Romus Burgin's mind. Unlike New Britain and Peleliu, battles from which he can...
[Annotators Note: Romus Valtin Burgin served in the United States Marine Corps as a mortar section leader in Company K...
Norman Hatch does not think of his experiences on Tarawa or Iwo Jima continuously. Rather, his experiences flood back...
Sidney Philips remembers the whole platoon being sent away to Lejeune. Most of the men were put into the 1st Regiment....
Norman Hatch was asleep at his place in New York on the morning of 7 December 1941. He had preset his radio to turn on...
Norman Hatch finished his photography training in New York City sometime in April of 1942 then returned to Quantico,...
After the Battle of Peleliu, Burgin was one of four men from the 5th Marine Regiment to be considered for a field...
Sidney Philips was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama. He grew up on Georgia Avenue in midtown. Eugene [Annotators Note...
Edgar Marion Cole was born in Dallas, Texas in 1925. His parents were poor and he had to help the family financially...
Richard Higgins was born in Arlington, Massachusetts in Sims Hospital. Higgins moved to Harrison, Maine when he was...
Returning home and being discharged from the Marine Corps was bittersweet for Edgar Cole. At the time prejudice was...
[Annotators Note: Frank Guidone joined the US Marine Corps in July 1940. After completing boot camp he joined the 1st...
[Annotators Note: Frank Guidone served in the US Marine Corps as a member of the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.] While...
Sidney Philips remembers the Marines bringing the amphibious tank up the creek from the beach. It was just sitting...
Romus  Burgin and the men of the 5th Marine Regiment shipped out from Melbourne in September of 1943 and were stationed...
[Annotators Note: Romus Valtin Burgin served in the United States Marine Corps as a mortar section leader in Company K...
After Norman Hatch landed with Major Jim Crowe [Annotator's Note: Major Henry Pierson Crowe commanded 2nd Battalion,...
Before the 5th Marine Division landed on Iwo Jima, Norman Hatch assigned all of the men in his camera outfit to various...
Norman Hatch filmed the battle on Tarawa with black and white 35mm film, but most of the rest of his photographers shot...
[Annotators Note: Frank Guidone served in the US Marine Corps as a member of the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.]When...
Sidney Philips remembers hearing about Pearl Harbor while sitting at a drug store counter on the corner of Dauphin and...
Some days after eliminating the machine gun position, Burgin and his fellow Marines faced another machine gun...
Richard Higgins left Peleliu and went to Pavuvu and got off the ship. The next day a clerk told Higgins that he was...
Sidney Philips remembers someone being perfect. He was handsome, young, and the girls loved him. Phillips tells...

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