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Marine buried buddies at Iwo Jima

29 days ago   |   By Boston Herald

As the epic battle for Iwo Jima raged on, Albert Richards helped bury the American dead in body bags in the black sand to be retrieved later - until he couldn't take it anymore.
“We'd pull off one dog tag, leave one tag on the body and write it up. Well I didn't like it, particularly when I saw a couple of my buddies and I said, ‘I can't do it,'” the 93-year-old U.S. Marine veteran said.
Fellow Marines were falling in record numbers all around him. The suicidal Japanese soldiers were literally coming out of the ground from caves and pillboxes “kicking the out of us,” he said. But any duty...
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