Following his graduation from college in 1943, Warren Musch joined the Marines. By early 1945 he was an Intelligence officer with the 3rd Battalion, 28th Marine Regiment of the 5th Marine Division, which stormed the beach at Iwo Jima, then fought its way up Mount Suribachi. He survived the brutal combat on Iwo Jima, then helped plan the invasion of Japan before the war ended with the dropping of the atomic bomb. Following the war, he served as part of the occupation force in Japan.
Session 1 - Growing up on an Illinois farm, and Marine training
Session 2 - Combat on Iwo Jima and Japanese occupation
Video From the Greatest Generation Theater