Members of 302nd Naval Construction Battalion are decorated with purple heart medals during World War II
Leyte Philippines Date:1945, March Duration:2 min 39 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Pre-invasion view of Iwo Jima from a U.S. airplane flying off shore. A jeep escorts a Staff car carrying two U.S. Navy officers who are greeted by other officers as they step from their car. Quonset huts in the background. The officers proceed to an open field where 17 members of the 302nd Naval Construction Battalion stand in formation. One officer reads a citation and then several officers proceed to decorate the sailors with purple hearts. At conclusion of ceremony, the officers salute. A color guard carries the American flag and the flag of the 302nd Naval Construction Battalion.
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