(MEDAL OF HONOR WINNERS). BIDDLE, Melvin C. (1923-2010), COLALILLO, Mike (1924-2012), LUCAS, Jack H. (1928-2008), SAKATO, George T. (1921-2015) and WIEDORFER, Paul J. (1921-2011).
Melvin C. Biddle was a private first class with Company B of the 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment during the Battle of the Bulge (December 1944 - January 1945) when he killed three snipers and destroyed several machine gun nests; Mike Colalillo was a private first class with the 1st Battalion..... More
This United States Marine Corps officer gained fame long after World War Two when, on 23 February 1945 he and others climbed Iwo Jima's Mount Suribachi and were captured on film during the first of two flag raisings there -- the second being Joe Rosenthal's immortal image. PS, 8" X...... More