Tony Stein

Tony Stein

Birth
Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA
Death 1 Mar 1945 (aged 23)
Iwo Jima, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
Burial Kettering, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section 8, Row 9
Memorial ID 8613239 · View Source
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World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps Reserve in Company A, 1st Battalion, 28th Marines 5th Marine Division. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on February 1945 at Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands. His citation in part reads "When his comrades were stalled by a concentrated machine-gun and mortar barrage, he gallantly stood upright and exposed himself to the enemy's view, thereby drawing the hostile fire to his own person and enambling him to observe the location of the furiously blazing hostile guns. Determined to neutralize the strategically placed weapons, he boldly charged the enemy pillboxes one by one and succeeded in killing 20 of the enemy during the furious singlehanded assault. Cool and courageous under the merciless hail of exploding shells and bullets which fell on all sides, he continued to deliver the fire of his skillfully improvised weapon at a tremendous rate of speed which rapidly exhausted his ammunition. Undaunted, he removed his helment and shoes to expedite his movements and ran back to the beach for additional ammunition, making a total of eight trips under intense fire and carrying or assisting a wounded man back each time." He was killed in action 10 days later.

Bio by: Don Morfe


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 8 Apr 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8613239
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Tony Stein (30 Sep 1921–1 Mar 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8613239, citing Calvary Cemetery, Kettering, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .