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Issue of Stars and Stripes Mediterranean on struggle at Iwo Jima

Publication | Accession Number: 2011.425.8

Issue of US Army newspaper, Stars and Stripes Mediterranean (Combat ed.), with headline: Fresh Marines Rushed Into Fierce Iwo Battle. The newspaper was saved by Alexander Wurtz, a Jewish soldier in the US Army. On January 22, 1944, Alexander was drafted into the United States Army and entered active service on February 12. He joined the 351st Infantry Regiment and fought in the Italian campaign until the war ended in May 1945. He and his unit were then assigned to peace keeping duties in northern Italy. Alex was discharged from the Army on February 8, 1946 and returned to Philadelphia.

Title
Stars and Stripes Mediterranean, Vol. 1, No. 194, February 23, 1945
Series Title
Stars and Stripes, Mediterranean (Combat ed.)
Date
1945 February 23  (publication/distribution)
Geography
publication : Naples (Italy)
Language
English
Category
Newspapers
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Stephen K. Yasinow
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Record last modified: 2018-02-05 12:03:18
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