U.S. Marine Corps 1943–1946

 

Sam Bernstein joined the Marines in 1943, one of five Bernstein brothers in the service. He learned how to use camouflage, and instructed other Marines while stationed in Camp Pendleton. Bernstein became part of the 5th Marine Division, and would take part in the battle of Iwo Jima as a machine gunner and guard.

This interview was recorded at the International Museum of World War II-Boston.

Sam Bernstein with map of Iwo Jima in the background.

 

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