23 September 2023

This Day in History: 1945-03-08

Larry Kirby, USMC, E-Co, 2/9, 3rd MarDiv, Easy & Fox companies have been entrapped for 36 hours and all attempts to extract the besieged Marines have been fiercely repulsed by Japanese forces. Eventually 10 survivors are extracted by US armor, Larry Kirby is one of seven survivors from Easy Company.