"Iwo Jima Bound" photo autographed by Marine Chuck Tatum
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Taken aboard a troop transport enroute for the invasion of Iwo Jima, this photo shows Chuck Tatum and his fellow Marines as they study sand table maps of the island. Within days of this photo being taken, Chuck Tatum would find himself on Iwo Jima, fighting for his life alongside fellow Marine John Basilone.
This photo is autographed in black marker by Marine Chuck Tatum. The photo features a caption reproduced from Chuck's own penmanship and an exclusively designed vintage motif.
Shipping added in checkout // photo size: 8" x 10" // ships flat in a heavy-duty envelope
Chuck was a World War II Marine who trained under legendary Medal of Honor recipient Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone and fought with him on Iwo Jima. There, Chuck received the Bronze Star for firing a machine gun from the hip while single-handedly covering the retrieval of two wounded comrades. Chuck's book, Red Blood, Black Sand, is one of four credited sources upon which the HBO miniseries The Pacific is based. Chuck saw his book as a final act of service, so people will never forget the heroes he watched fight, live, and die on “the island that God forgot and gave to the Devil.” He passed away in 2014.
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