Daniel Girdano’s Photos

DANIEL J. GIRDANO
ABLE COMPANY MACHINE GUNNER
AUGUST 1944 – AUGUST 1945

Dan Girdano was a replacement gunner who joined the company in the fall of 1944. He fought in the battle of Iwo Jima, where he was wounded three times yet refused to leave the line for treatment – an act that would later cost him a well-deserved Purple Heart. Dan’s pictures show members of Company A in the spring and summer of 1945, as they  recovered from Iwo and prepared for the invasion of Japan.

All images on this page are courtesy of Daniel Girdano, and were provided by his daughter Danielle.

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