Eugene Smith's picture of a Marine drinking from a canteen during Battle of Saipan. Postal Service released a Masters of American Photography series of commemorative stamps in 2002 this image was chosen as representative of his body of work.
"First Negro Marines decorated by the famed Second Marine Division somewhere in the Pacific (left to right) Staff Sgt Timerlate Kirven.and Cpl. Samuel J. They received Purple Hearts for wounds received in the Battle of Saipan.
Lee Marvin left school and joined the US Marine Corps as a sniper scout. He was wounded in action at the Battle of Saipan during WWII and was awarded the Purple Heart and discharged at the rank of Private First Class.
An 18 year old marine, Guy Gabaldon, singlehandedly persuaded Japanese soldiers at the battle of Saipan to surrender. He was only able to do this because his Japanese foster parents had taught him their language.
Hell in the Pacific: Rare World War II photographs show American soldiers' fight for survival in brutal Battle of Saipan
soldiers drive the wounded from the front lines during the fight to take Saipan, Northern Marianas Islands, June In the first jeep, one soldier drives while a second holds up IV bags attached to two injured men strapped to the vehicle's hood
A grizzled, weary American peers over his shoulder during the final days of fighting during the July, 1944 Battle of Saipan. The pivotal Allied victory there, miles south of Tokyo, was earned at the cost of American lives
28 Of The Most Powerful Pictures From World War II In The Pacific
Haze was convinced he would only go off to World War II for around 4 months, but ended up fighting for 4 years. This hardened him inside. He went into the war intending to go back and be a preacher like his grandfather, but came out an atheist.