Edward DuBeck’s Photos

EDWARD WALTER DUBECK
DOG COMPANY MACHINE GUNNER, JANUARY 1943 – MARCH 1944
ABLE COMPANY MACHINE GUNNER, MARCH 1944 – AUGUST 1945

Ed DuBeck served with Company D, 24th Marines from training through the battle of Namur, where his nighttime firing drew the wrath of his lieutenant – but killed 40 Japanese soldiers and earned him praise of hometown newspapers. Transferred to Company A in the spring of 1944, DuBeck led a machine gun squad into action on Saipan, and was rewarded with a promotion to corporal for his performance. During the landing on Tinian, he took command of a leaderless rifle squad and directed them in demolishing a pillbox; he would receive the Silver Star for gallantry, and the Purple Heart for shrapnel wounds in his hand. The irrepressible corporal returned to the company within weeks and would go on to fight on Iwo Jima, earning a commendation for his performance.

Mr. DuBeck passed away in July, 2016.
All images on this page are courtesy of the DuBeck family, with special thanks to Shane Hickey.

2 thoughts on “Edward DuBeck’s Photos

  1. Thanks Shane. Dude We love you. You are a GREAT Guy. We all had a great time a the legion years ago. Love Moose and Johna. We will see you soon

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