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James Koslow makes a rubbing of his brother Peter's Name while on a Valor Tour with Don Dencker
 
   
 

Deadeye, Louis J. Denno

1920-2002

Louis J. Denno was a member of the 96th Infantry Signal Corp Company C

This tribute honors the grandfather of Jason Denno, and all the Vets of WWII. He was an honorable man who made his home near Roaring River, Cassville Missouri.

 
Deadeye, John Frank Heifner
 

 

1926 -2013

Alexandria, Indiana

"He was a faithful man that lived his life for Jesus Christ with great respect towards God, family, and country."

 
Deadeye, Grant E Cook
 
Photos and Oral War Story Files of Deadeye, Grant Cook
 
Deadeye, Samuel B "Barney" Avery
 
    Barney was an honorable Deadeye who served in the second squad of the Mortar Platoon, with M. Co. 382nd Infantry on Okinawa in 1945.
 

Deadeye, Vincent Paul Megna

 
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     This is a tribute to the late Vincent Paul Megna who served with the Deadeyes in the 921st F.A. Battalion with Battery B on Leyte and Okinawa in WWII. He was from Benton Harbor, MI.

 This tribute was submitted by his daughter Lila Megna.

 
Deadeye, Kenneth R. Morgan
 
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We warmly remember Ken for the person he was: how well he lived his life as a Christian, father, husband, grandfather, uncle, and shop foreman. We honor his life and the contributions he made as a combat soldier in the US Army - M Co 382nd on Leyte and Okinawa.
 
Deadeye, Ralph M. Alton
 

Alton was a Deadeye from M co. 382nd regiment seeing combat on Okinawa. He passed away September 30, 2009 after a battle with cancer.

He hailed from Bruceville, Indiana

Deadeye, Norman J. Poshusta

PFC  US Army Co. L, 383rd Reg, 96th Infantry Division

Poshusta served on Leyte, and Okinawa on Kakazu Ridge. He was a Purple Heart Medal recipient.

He passed in December, 1990 after a battle with cancer.

This tribute was written by his Grandson, Corey Lentz

Deadeye, George E Banning 1921-2007

96th Division, Leyte and Okinawa,

an honored member of  "The Greatest Generation."

Spirit Lake, Iowa

Deadeye, William E. "Andy" Anderson, 1920-2011

96th Division, Leyte and Okinawa,

Dyersburg, TN

Andy will be deeply missed by his Deadeye buddies in WWII

Deadeye, Elised E. "Chuck" Briggs, 1920-2011

96th Division, Leyte and Okinawa,

Muskegon, MI

"He was a well respected and likeable Deadeye, and we all miss his affable nature and his stories."

Please submit a photo...

 

Deadeye, Sgt. George R. Hill

96th Division, 382nd. co B

KIA May 16, 1945 Okinawa

 

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Dedicated to my Father-In-Law,
Pvt. Anthony M.E. Cazares
96th Infantry Division "DeadEye", 381st Infantry Regiment, "C" Company Okinawa 1945

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Jim Lewis

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VIDEO of Bodies of US soldiers are buried at 96th Division Cemetery in Okinawa during World War II.

 

 

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To the US Navy, WWII
  WWII tributes would not be complete without recognizing the US Navy, all its Sailors and Airmen, the magnitude of their missions, their personal sacrifices, and their devotion to duty.

   After sustaining massive losses at Pearl Harbor, the US Navy recovered and engaged in sea battles and eventually gained control of the oceans. While under fire they took ground forces to the battlegrounds, ferried these Soldiers and Marines to shore, and delivered the mail, food, fuel, and ordnance over thousands of miles, and rescued downed flyers. They  protected troops en-route, sank enemy attack and supply ships,  and submarines, cleared beaches, shot down enemy bombers, shelled enemy positions from offshore, and carried the wounded back home. They also delivered parts of the atomic bombs.

It is true the war was won by the joint effort of millions of men and women in the service and millions of civilians in factories and volunteers of our country, and all deserve credit. We Deadeyes honor the valiant and crucial service of the US Navy during WWII.

 

See the Deadeyes Tribute to Admirad Spruance

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US Navy Oral History-Battle for Okinawa

Recollections of Commander Frederick Julian Becton, USN, Commanding Officer of the destroyer USS Laffey which, despite being struck by eight Japanese suicide aircraft did not sink.

 

 

 
 
 
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