Wartime Letters From The First Battalion
|My Very Dear Girls!
Over seventy letters, from peacetime days at Yale through the landing on Saipan. Also includes condolence letters written after his death.
Philip E. Wood, Jr.
Platoon leader, Company A
All The Way Or Not At All
|No Different Than The Joe You Usta Know
A selection of letters from 1944 and 1945, concerning life in uniform and the death of friends.
Joseph Dell Swoyer
Platoon leader, Companies D and B
|A Good Marine And A Perfect Gentleman
A plan for a future that would never be. Letters from PFC Cooper and Lt. Alexander Santilli.
Carl E. Cooper
Machine gunner, Company D
The War from Other Perspectives
|Good Luck, Buddy! God Be With You!
The battles of Saipan and Tinian, as seen from the CP of 2/25. An unusual perspective on the fight, as written by a Bn-4.
William E. Masterson
Supply Officer, Second Battalion, 25th Marines