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The “Tim Box”; A Love Story, A Marine and the Ultimate Sacrifice

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by Robert Winter On February 28, 1945,  Pfc. Meredith DeRoy Winter was killed during the battle of Iwo Jima at the age of 26. That was 76 years ago today, yet his light continues to shine, and his memory and name lives on! A good friend of Meredith’s wrote this hand-written letter to his parents.  “Tim was killed on his seventh day ashore (Iwo Jima) as a result of Jap mortar fire. The round killed five marines, including Tim. He was killed instantly, and never knew what hit him. It was told that Tim was a wonderful man in combat...

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