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US Marine Private First Class Paul E. Ison running through Japanese fire at 'Death Valley', Okinawa, Japan, 10 May 1945

Caption     US Marine Private First Class Paul E. Ison running through Japanese fire at 'Death Valley', Okinawa, Japan, 10 May 1945 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   41607-FMC
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Photos on Same Day 10 May 1945
Photos at Same Place Okinawa, Japan
Added By C. Peter Chen

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Andy says:
11 Mar 2009 07:39:27 PM

"Pfc. Paul Ison dashes through Japanese machine gun fire while crossing "Death Valley" Okinawa May 10, 1945"

This is how it's captioned in a book I have.
2. Commenter identity confirmed C. Peter Chen says:
10 May 2015 08:47:42 AM

Some details about the history of this photograph: https://www.mca-marines.org/leatherneck/death-valley-photo-full-articleapril-1985
3. Anonymous says:
13 Sep 2015 07:25:08 PM

You have the name incorrect on the person you photographed. His name is Ephraim LaMaun Sorensen from Antimony, Utah. He was a Marine Sniper Scout in Okinawa during this battle. He is my great uncle and lives in St. George, Utah, currently alive. He has that image on his living room wall that he was given by the photographer. Please correct your information.
4. Anonymous says:
15 Jun 2017 05:37:17 PM

Great photo seen worldwide. He was a great man, father and proud to call him my grandfather.

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