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Thomas Ellis Underwood
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Thomas Underwood on Saipan, 1944.

Photographer W. Eugene Smith's notes:

"I believe that the images 6-8 on Roll 10 on July 8, final days of Saipan Invasion, were 4th Division Marine PFC T. E. Underwood (24th Bat.) of St. Petersburg, Florida. A portrait of a weary warrior who has been through one of the toughest days of his life. And still at the moment the picture was taken under fire."

Underwood served with Company B, 24th Marines, on Namur, Saipan, Tinian, and Iwo Jima. He was killed in action on the latter island.
Added by: Geoffrey Roecker
1/27/2013
 
 
 
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