Shenandoah County Library Archives

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Photograph of a document dated 4 May 1945 and listing Purple Heart recipients in the 96th Infantry Division. First Lieutenant Gilbert E. Coffman Jr., received his award for wounds sustained on Okinawa Island.

On April 13, 1945 Corporal Aiden Zirkle died on Okinawa. He was a member of Company E, Second Battalion, Seventh Regiment, First Marine Division. Reports indicate he succumbed to wounds obtained while leading his unit against an entrenched machineā€¦
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