Battle of Sugar Loaf Hill Okinawa

Eye witness account from Okinawa….

About GP

Everett Smith served with the Headquarters Company, 187th Regiment, 11th A/B Division during WWII. This site is in tribute to my father, "Smitty." GP is a member of the 11th Airborne Association. Member # 4511 and extremely proud of that fact!

Posted on July 21, 2018, in First-hand Accounts, Uncategorized, WWII and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 29 Comments.

  1. Excellent re post gp.
    Comment posted
    An excellent look into the history of your Uncle and his contributions as a great Marine.
    This story has immense value as a record of your Uncles military past as well as a record of moments in war.
    I commend you for recording it and sharing it.

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  2. Readinghere is knowing more of life

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  3. I loved the action photo!

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  4. Appreciated reading the post you shared. I wrote this on the original post: “Grateful for your uncle’s service!”

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  5. Staggering loss of life, I had to read it twice to let it sink in, words elude.

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  6. I’m on the Together We Served website.
    I was driving from Mare Island to my ship in San Diego and stopped at Camp Pendelton and had lunch with my grade school friend who was a marine there.
    I notice the dates on this post. Was this your uncle, or the uncle of who originally posted it?

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  7. Thanks for following my blog; and for all of the wonderful work that you do with your blog. you are very kind.

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  8. My father served with the 6th Marine Division. He was a forward artillery observer with the 15th Marines. 50+ years after the war, a Marine who served under him contacted him to tell him he was a good officer.

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  9. What amazes me is that I feel so emotional and full of anxiety when I think of the mothers and Fathers waiting for their son’s and daughters to come home with stories to tell and the capacity to tell them. I am learning so much that I did not know about war!
    Thank you for the names and the opportunity to do my own personal Fare Well Salute.
    > Sheila

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  10. Okinawa was one long and hellacious battle. I highly recommend E.B. Sledge’s memoir, With the Old Breed. Never forget.
    –Michael

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  11. Thanks for the interesting reblog, GP. I enjoyed that personal account of the events.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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