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MAJOR GEORGE E. WAHLEN - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: HERSHEL W. WILLIAMS, CAPTAIN JACK H. LUCAS - HFSID 279547

IWO JIMA: GEORGE WAHLEN, JACK LUCAS and HERSHEL WILLIAMS The last surviving Medal of Honor recipients from the fierce island battle sign a 14x11 photo of the flag raising there Photograph signed: "George E. Wahlen/Medal of Honor", "Jack H. Lucas/Medal of Honor", "Hershel W. Williams/Medal of Honor". B/w, 14x11.

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IWO JIMA: GEORGE WAHLEN, JACK LUCAS and HERSHEL WILLIAMS
The last surviving Medal of Honor recipients from the fierce island battle sign a 14x11 photo of the flag raising there
Photograph signed: "George E. Wahlen/Medal of Honor", "Jack H. Lucas/Medal of Honor", "Hershel W. Williams/Medal of Honor". B/w, 14x11. The signers are the last three surviving Medal of Honor recipients from the bitter island World War II battle of Iwo Jima. Joe Rosenthal, a veteran Associated Press combat photographer, won a Pulitzer Prize for this photograph of five U.S. Marines and a navy corpsmen planting the U.S. flag on Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima on February 23, 1945. Williams, Lucas and Wahlen are not pictured in this photo. Nearly 7,000 Americans, almost 6,000 of them Marines, including three in the photograph, died in the battle for the strategically important Pacific island. That represents nearly one-third of the Marines killed in all of WWII. HERSHEL WILLIAMS (b. 1923), a Marine Corporal, advanced repeatedly under fire to place satchel charges on enemy pillboxes. JACK LUCAS (1928-2008), a Marine PFC, leaped on two live grenades, sparing three comrades from injury and allowing them to win a fierce firefight. GEORGE WAHLEN (b. 1924), a Navy Pharmacist's Mate, while himself painfully wounded, tended wounded Americans for hours under heavy enemy fire. Of the 27 Medals of Honor awarded for this battle, 13 had to be given posthumously. Jacklyn Lucas joined his fallen comrades on June 5, 2008. Fine condition.

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