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WWII Veteran of the Battle of Iwo Jima

Adamstown Area Library
Event organized by Adamstown Area Library

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Mr. Mahlon Fink will speak about his experiences at the Battle of Iwo Jima. Corporal Fink landed on Red Beach #1 on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima on February 19, 1945. Of the three marine divisions of the invasion force, his division sustained the highest number of casualties in this battle which left 22,000 wounded and 6,800 Americans dead. Corporal Fink witnessed the raising of the American flag atop Mount Suribachi. He was wounded on day 12 of combat by shrapnel from enemy mortar fire and later received the Purple Heart.