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