A South Carolinian at Iwo Jima: Murray Chitty (1926-2004)

Murray Chitty of Langley, South Carolina joined the Marines at age 16 in 1942. He served in the 5 th Shore Party Battalion, in the 5th Marine Division. Mr. Chitty’s Pacific career took him to Guam, Hawaii, Iwo Jima, and finally to Japan. His oral history interview with Fritz Hamer recollects the battle of Iwo Jima, creating a vivid mental picture of the sights, sounds, and experiences of war.

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