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Hill 69 (Karadera Hill)

This fortified height saw heavy fighting during the Battle of Okinawa in 1945. It was captured by the 3rd Battalion, 22nd Marine Regiment (6th Marine Division) in June 1945.

Captain John Marston VII earned a Silver Star Medal for merits during the final fight for the hill.

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  • Text: Kaj Metz
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