U.S. At War: The Captain's Son

On the transport cruising slowly back & forth off the sulphurous, bloody hulk of Iwo Jima, Navy doctors knew there was no chance for Sergeant Charles Carter Anderson Jr., U.S.M.C.; he would never see the sun again. Sixteen hours after the young marine had been brought aboard, he died. His death certificate was filled out and sent to the captain of the ship. Grimly the skipper signed it: Captain Charles Carter Anderson, U.S.N.

Then Captain Anderson took his son's body back to the battlefield, to be buried there in the cemetery of the 4th Division, U.S.M.C.


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