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WW II Hero Tony Stein Tony Stein was born in Dayton, Ohio. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on 22 Sep 1942. At Iwo Jima, manned with a light machine gun that he had previously taken from an aircraft, he fired while standing upright amidst heavy enemy fire to provide his fellow Marines time to get into position. He then charged nearby Japanese pillboxes alone, killing about 20 Japanese soldiers in close range. He ran out of ammunition eight times; each time, he ran back to the beach with a wounded Marine on his shoulders, resupplied himself, and ran right back into combat. On 1 Mar 1945, he was killed in action. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor and now rests in peace at Calvary Cemetery in Dayton, Ohio.
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Added: 24th March 2009
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Posted By: Old Fart
Posted by: Naomi on 2009-03-24 
He was certainly a hero.
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2009-03-24 
Wow. Some of these stories of war heroes are almost unbelievable--but they have been verified by witnesses.
Posted by: Marty6697 on 2009-03-24 
Him and many others risked and lost there lives for the Freedom we have to this day here in The United States. Forever thankful for all our Veterans!
Posted by: Wikiriwhi on 2009-04-10 
He received the medal of honour which Audie Murphy or Sergeant York never received.

Bizzarre how these things work.
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