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Thanks BD & Buddy for that link. Just got back from visiting Dad at the Florida National Cemetery. In his later years he told me much about his war experience with the 7th division and most of it centered Okinawa, even though it was th Philippines where he was wounded. I often suggest he should write those memories down. He wasn't the type to do so but after he died I did find a couple of summaries of his experience. Regarding Okinawa...
"Easter Sunday, April 1 1945, 4:00 AM assault wave on beaches of Okinawa with K Company, our company had largest number of casualties of any of 3 previous battles. Company relieved of front line duty because of minimum strength due to casualties. Our own P38 fighters strafed us. Our own ships shelled us. Very difficult fighting by __ Japs."
Coincidence that this Marine story mentions a "Hansen" as Dad told the story a couple of times of a Hansen who was involved in a friendly fire incident where a runner in his Army company was killed.