U.S. Marine Corps 1942ā€“1945


Lawrence Kirby enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps in 1942, after graduation from St. Mary’s High School in Brookline, Mass. He trained as a reconnaissance scout and served in the Pacific Theater with the 2nd Battalion, 9th Regiment, 3rd Marine Division in the battles of Bougainville, Guam and Iwo Jima.

This interview was recorded at the International Museum of WWII-Boston.


Cushman’s Pocket, Iwo Jima


Iwo Jima. Three men on reconnoiter


Larry Kirby at the hospital, 1945


Larry Kirby with a map of Iwo Jima, International Museum of WWII-Boston

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