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We were in the first waves of steel amtracs who landed on Iwo Jima

John Ryland Thurman

We were in the first waves of steel amtracs who landed on Iwo Jima

by John Ryland Thurman

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Published by AuthorHouse in [United States] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Iwo Jima, Battle of, Japan, 1945,
  • United States. Marine Corps,
  • United States,
  • United States. Marine Corps. Marines, 27th,
  • World War, 1939-1945,
  • Personal narratives,
  • Regimental histories,
  • Biography

  • Edition Notes

    StatementSergeant John "Jack" Ryland Thuman, USMC, RET, 5th Marine Division, 27th Regiment
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsD767.99.I9 S76 2000
    The Physical Object
    Pagination135 p. :
    Number of Pages135
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25081904M
    ISBN 101438900406
    ISBN 109781438900407
    LC Control Number2011500204

    Longmont resident Jack Thurman was honored in his hometown of Mitchell, S.D., on Memorial Day weekend for his involvement in the Battle of Iwo Jima. At Iwo Jima, Thurman's steel amtrac, an amphibious assault vehicle, was in the first wave and landed at Red Beach 1 on Feb. 19, The vehicles eased around a battleship and headed for shore, with fighter planes providing support. The . Longmont vet remembers Iwo Jima on its 69th anniversary which even led to him writing a book about the story of Iwo Jima called, “We Were in the First Waves of steel Amtracs who landed on.

    Marines On Iwo Jima: A Photographic Record is an enhanced and expanded ebook edition of the hardcover and trade paperback book entitled Iwo Jima: Portrait of a Battle. The much larger book requires that it be presented in two volumes, each with more than three hundred : Pacifica Military History. Iwo by Richard Wheeler, hardcover with dustjacket, , pages, (Battle of Iwo Jima as told by a veteran who fought there) 2. Point of No Return The Story of the 20th Air Force (Bs in the Pacific war) by Wilbur Morrison, hardcover with dust jacket, , pagesSeller Rating: % positive.

    Marine Amphibious LVT Amtracs on Iwo Jima beach Published at × px. Link to full-size photo: Marine Amphibious LVT Amtracs on Iwo Jima beach Site statistics: Photos of World War II: over We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish.   The Battle – The US Invasion. My uncle John Mahon landed on Iwo Jima Red Beach #2 on (LCT?) in the 7th wave. I have a few pictures he took including one of his skipper LT (SG) Dick Ward, who was the skipper of the My brother, Albert Oprisko, was also in the first wave to hit the beach at Iwo Jima. He was a radio operator in.


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We Were In The First Waves Of Steel Amtracs Who Landed on Iwo Jima. by SGT. John "Jack" Ryland Thurman. For a long time after Iwo Jima, I found it hard to talk about my experiences. I was able to do some talks at private clubs and at the Marine Corps Training Center in Okinawa and from these talks; I was encouraged to write this book Pages:   This book is based on my personal experiences.

I have always felt that what I did was just my job and what was required of me to do as a Marine following orders.

It became apparent to me when I visited the island of Okinawa for a month in I was honored by Marines, young and old, who were stationed there at the time. They wanted to hear of my experiences, to meet me and shake my hand.

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John Thurman talks about his experience as one of the first Marines to hit the beaches of Iwo Jima in steel amtracs. White were the Pacific Ocean waves breaking upon the volcanic black sands of Iwo Jima's forbidding beaches on Feb.

19, Thurman threw one leg over the side of the floating steel target, so. A Marine Remembers Iwo Jima: Dog Company, 2nd Battalion, 27th Marines - Alfred R. Stone; We Were In The First Waves Of Steel Amtracs Who Landed on Iwo Jima- John Ryland Thurman-F Co 2nd Battalion, 27th Marines; Battle Wounds of Iwo Jima- F.

Jack shares his personal experiences in his self-published book, “We Were In The First Waves Of Steel Amtracs Who Landed on Iwo Jima,” which he published in He also plans to write an autobiography that will include more about his experiences on Iwo Jima.

Jack lived in Boulder from towhen he moved to Longmont. World War II Vet Jack Thurman shares his Iwo Jima stories which even led to him writing a book about the story of Iwo Jima called, “We Were in the First Waves of steel Amtracs who landed on.

The Mitchell City Band will play at Veterans Park starting at a.m. Saturday, and the park dedication ceremony will begin at 11 a.m.

Thurman will sign his book, "We Were In The First Waves Of Steel Amtracs Who Landed on Iwo Jima," for an hour starting at p.m. at the American Legion. This is the best book I've come across about Iwo Jima.

I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in this subject. Good quality photographs throughout the book and maps showing marine progress as they advanced across the island.

My uncle was in the 4th Marine Division (17 years old) and "first in" on beach Yellow 2 and survived the campaign/5(30). Gunboats in Hell: Battle at Iwo Jima. Feb. 17,had dawned clear and bright off Iwo Jima. At that morning, Lieutenant (junior grade) Rufus G. Herring, aboard LCI(G), peered through.

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ON D+8, V-mail processing began and most of the letters written on Iwo were this type. At Iwo Jima, Thurman’s steel amtrac, an amphibious assault vehicle, was in the first wave and landed at Red Beach 1 on Feb.

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Suribachi, is Brand: Naval Institute Press. Thurman described the moment in his memoir, entitled “We Were in the First Waves of Steel AmTracs Who Landed on Iwo Jima.” “I held on for a bit as he seemed to let go there in my hands.