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August 9, 2017

Author, Sgt William Manchester  US Marine Corps (Served 1942-1945)

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william_manchesterSgt William Manchester 

US Marine Corps

(Served 1942-1945)

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Short Bio: Author of historical biographies “Death of a President”, “American Caesar” and “The Last Lion”, Manchester served in the Marine Corps, attaining the rank of Sergeant. He was shot in the kneecap on Okinawa’s Sugar Loaf Hill but left the military hospital when he heard his regiment was moving on to Oruku peninsula. Wounded by mortar fire, he also was shot by a Japanese soldier near his heart. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart.

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