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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Aug 2018 1:01 p.m. PST

….. horrific battle- "Death was all over the place"

"Alex Slitz | The Flint JournalJohn Landry, 85, in the kitchen of his Thetford Township home, Landry fought for the NAVY in WWII as a top turret gunner and as a ground soldier in the battle of Okinawa in Japan. Landry has never talked about his experiences during the battle of Okinawa until recently, when he decided he wanted to tell his story "I didn't talk about the war because I didn't want people to hear about it, " Landry said…."
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Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP20 Aug 2018 1:40 p.m. PST

How did he end up with a Marine unit as a "ground soldier?"
He wasn't a corpsman??

Russ Dunaway

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian20 Aug 2018 8:24 p.m. PST

He claims he finished a tour in European theater as a turret gunner (British Coastal Command), was in San Diego as an instructor, got into fight with the shore patrol, and chose to go to Okinawa rather than be court-martialed.

But what is a first class petty officer doing "fighting in one of the fiercest battles of the war"?

Legion 421 Aug 2018 3:13 p.m. PST

Hmmm ? Good questions …

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