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US Navy doctors and corpsmen administer to the wounded at a first aid station, Iwo Jima, Japan, 20 Feb 1945; Chaplain Lieutenant (jg) John H. Galbreath kneeling in right center of photo

Caption   US Navy doctors and corpsmen administer to the wounded at a first aid station, Iwo Jima, Japan, 20 Feb 1945; Chaplain Lieutenant (jg) John H. Galbreath kneeling in right center of photo ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   80-G-435702
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Battle of Iwo Jima   Main article  Photos  Maps  
Photos on Same Day 20 Feb 1945
Photos at Same Place Iwo Jima, Japan
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 15 Sep 2007

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. JohnL. Galbreath says:
12 Apr 2011 01:09:35 PM

This is my father in the photo. A stained glass depiction of this photo can be seen in the Parris Island Chapel. Any one wishing to know more email me.
2. Barbara Yount Campbell says:
29 Jan 2013 11:05:25 AM

John, your father in this picture is my father's cousin. He has told the story behind this picture and the stained glass window many times, and I decided to do a search to see if I could find it. Your email was not listed, but please feel free to contact me at [email protected]
3. Richard W. Bachman says:
8 May 2015 11:57:21 PM

My dad Petty officer 2nd class class was William A. Bachman Jr. He was a corpsman assigned to the 4th Marine Division and was on Iwo Jima. When he saw this photo he said that it looked like him but he couldn't confirm it. His facial features closely resembled photos of him at the time. WW2 changed him forever. He said Iwo Jima was hell. He didn't talk too much about it. He came home unscathed physically. He suffered from PTSD but wouldn't ever admit it. Sadly he passed away in 1993. He is greatly missed. He was a dedicated corpsman and I firmly believe that he saved a lot of lives. I am very proud of my dad and his service. I am equally proud and thankful of all veterans and their sacrifices. God bless the Navy, Marines and the US of A.

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