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Tony Stein

Given NameTony
Born30 Sep 1921
Died1 Mar 1945
CountryUnited States


ww2dbaseTony Stein was born in Dayton, Ohio, United States. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on 22 Sep 1942. At Iwo Jima, Japan, manned with a light machine gun that he had previously taken from an aircraft, he fired while standing upright amidst heavy enemy fire to provide his fellow Marines time to get into position. He then charged nearby Japanese pillboxes alone, killing about 20 Japanese soldiers at close range. He ran out of ammunition eight times; each time, he ran back to the beach with a wounded Marine on his shoulders, resupplied himself, and ran right back into combat. On 1 Mar 1945, he was killed in action. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. He now rests at the Calvary Cemetery in Dayton.

James Bradley, Flags of Our Fathers

Last Major Revision: Sep 2006

Tony Stein Timeline

30 Sep 1921 Tony Stein was born.
22 Sep 1942 Tony Stein enlisted in the United States Marine Corps.
1 Mar 1945 Tony Stein passed away.

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Patrick Kerrigan says:
16 Sep 2010 05:28:24 PM

What determination in the face of the enemy and concerns for his fellow marines.
2. Brenda Montgomery says:
8 Nov 2010 06:45:05 PM

A remarkable young man who served his country and his brothers in arms with great courage, bravery and honour. What a legacy!! Semper Fi.
3. me says:
8 Oct 2012 04:52:11 PM

not enough info
4. Anonymous says:
11 Oct 2012 02:14:25 PM

no info at all i already sent a comment and they said they changed it but they ignored it i need it for a social studies fair project

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"Among the men who fought on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue."

Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, 16 Mar 1945

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