volunteered throughout the rest of the day to evacuate seriously wounded Marines and
made several trips as stretcher bearer to the aide station. He promptly returned with
more 60mm mortar ammo that his gun badly needed. (His valor led to his death two
days later when he volunteered, though near exhaustion, to aide a fallen comrade. He
was walking upright down the hill-too tired to crouch down-when he was instantly
killed by enemy shrapnel.)90
90 "Historical Diary," Second Battalion, Fifth Marines, 47.
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