|Born||30 Sep 1921|
|Died||1 Mar 1945|
Contributor: C. Peter Chen
ww2dbaseTony Stein was born in Dayton, Ohio, United States. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on 22 Sep 1942. At Iwo Jima, Japan, manned with a light machine gun that he had previously taken from an aircraft, he fired while standing upright amidst heavy enemy fire to provide his fellow Marines time to get into position. He then charged nearby Japanese pillboxes alone, killing about 20 Japanese soldiers at close range. He ran out of ammunition eight times; each time, he ran back to the beach with a wounded Marine on his shoulders, resupplied himself, and ran right back into combat. On 1 Mar 1945, he was killed in action. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. He now rests at the Calvary Cemetery in Dayton.
James Bradley, Flags of Our Fathers
Last Major Revision: Sep 2006
Tony Stein Timeline
|30 Sep 1921Â||Tony Stein was born.|
|22 Sep 1942Â||Tony Stein enlisted in the United States Marine Corps.|
|1 Mar 1945Â||Tony Stein passed away.|
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