“’Wild Man’ From Michigan Takes Jap Bullet Calmly – Described as a “Wild Man” at the front and credited with killing between 30 and 40 japs as his unit cross New Guinea to trap the enemy in the Buna-Gona area, Private First Class Orin Sutton (left) of Charlevoix, Mich., sits calmly and has his leg bandaged after he was hit by a Jap machine gun bullet. He was back in action in less than 24 hours. Doing the bandaging is Private First Class Allie Poole of Petersburg, Mich.” AP 12-15-42.

“’Wild Man’ From Michigan Takes Jap Bullet Calmly – Described as a “Wild Man” at the front and credited with killing between 30 and 40 japs as his unit cross New Guinea to trap the enemy in the Buna-Gona area, Private First Class Orin Sutton (left) of Charlevoix, Mich., sits calmly and has his leg bandaged after he was hit by a Jap machine gun bullet. He was back in action in less than 24 hours. Doing the bandaging is Private First Class Allie Poole of Petersburg, Mich.” AP 12-15-42.

Marines during the first flag-raising on Iwo Jima, courtesy of Betty Michels McMahon, daughter of Jimmy Michels, one of the first flag-raisers. More about the event and its aftermath: http://www.boysofwwii.blogspot.com/2011/04/two-flags-of-iwo-jima-i-met-him-in.html

Marines during the first flag-raising on Iwo Jima, courtesy of Betty Michels McMahon, daughter of Jimmy Michels, one of the first flag-raisers. More about the event and its aftermath: http://www.boysofwwii.blogspot.com/2011/04/two-flags-of-iwo-jima-i-met-him-in.html

Lt. Joseph D. Goons, 1295 Rademacker Street, Detroit, Michigan, holding two hand grenades picked up after Japanese banzai raid on Iwo Jima, Bonin Islands. The one in his left hand is of Japanese make and the other is American.

Lt. Joseph D. Goons, 1295 Rademacker Street, Detroit, Michigan, holding two hand grenades picked up after Japanese banzai raid on Iwo Jima, Bonin Islands. The one in his left hand is of Japanese make and the other is American.

A young injured  Sikh soldier in World War 2 trying his artificial limbs.

A young injured Sikh soldier in World War 2 trying his artificial limbs.

In 1942, three members of the 32nd Infantry Division move supplies by boat on the Girau River, Buna, New Guinea. With no roads through the jungle, the only way to keep the troops furnished with the food, ammunition and other goods necessary to operate against the Japanese was via water and airborne supply.

In 1942, three members of the 32nd Infantry Division move supplies by boat on the Girau River, Buna, New Guinea. With no roads through the jungle, the only way to keep the troops furnished with the food, ammunition and other goods necessary to operate against the Japanese was via water and airborne supply.

A weary soldier from the 101st Airborne Division rests after fighting their way out of nearly complete encirclement by North Vietnamese forces during Operation Hawthorne, Dak To, South Vietnam, June, 1966

A weary soldier from the 101st Airborne Division rests after fighting their way out of nearly complete encirclement by North Vietnamese forces during Operation Hawthorne, Dak To, South Vietnam, June, 1966

M165 - Marines in fox hole near front lines on Saipan, 1 July, 1944. Photo courtesy of NARA

M165 - Marines in fox hole near front lines on Saipan, 1 July, 1944. Photo courtesy of NARA

WORLD WAR II: BOUGAINVILLE. U.S. Army soldier prepares to throw a hand grenade during the fighting at Empress Augusta Bay, Bougainville, New Guinea. Photographed late 1943.

World War II: Bougainville

WORLD WAR II: BOUGAINVILLE. U.S. Army soldier prepares to throw a hand grenade during the fighting at Empress Augusta Bay, Bougainville, New Guinea. Photographed late 1943.

1943- U.S. Marine brothers, who served together on Guadalcanal, light up together somewhere in the South Pacific.

1943- U.S. Marine brothers, who served together on Guadalcanal, light up together somewhere in the South Pacific.

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