Medal of Honor Recipient Richard K. Sorenson Photograph

While visiting Roi-Namur, squadron members had the opportunity to meet a number of 4th Marine Division veterans who had assaulted and seized the the island from the Japanese in February of 1944.  One of these men was Richard K. Sorenson (center) who, while serving as a Private with "M" Company, 3rd Battalion, 24th Marines, was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions on Namur during the battle.  Along with Mr. Sorenson are (L-R) are Frank L. Pokrop (G-2/24), James D. Garls (VMB-613), and Chester Dunham (Hq-2/23).      

Photograph: Marine Bombing Squadron Six-Thirteen (via Charles F. Knapp)

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