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