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Bloody Nose Ridge Marine Memorial

This coral memorial on the eastern flank of Bloody Nose Ridge is dedicated to the marines of the 1st U.S. Marine Division who fell in the fighting for this Ridge. Only after a month of heavy fighting and suffering heavy casualties, the U.S. army broke through the Japanese defence lines.

Plaque 1:
In Memory of the Marines
Who Gave Their Lives in the Seizure
of Peleliu and Ngesebus Island
From The Japanese During The
Period of 15th September Through
18th October 1944

Your Brothers in Arms
First Marine
United States
Marine Corps

Plaque 2:
The First Marine Division Association

Department of Defense World War II Commemorative Commission
Rededicated this Memorial on the
50th Anniversary of the landing on Peleliu.

15 September 1994

"In Every Clime and Place
and Never Lost Our Nerve"

Plaque 3:
Medal of Honor

Corporal Lewis K. Bausell*
1st Battalion, 5th Marines - Washington DC

Private First Class Arthur J Jackson
3rd Battalion, 7th Marines - Oregon

Private First Class Richard E. Kraus*
8th Amphibian Tractor Battalion - Minnesota

Private First Class John D. New*
2nd Battalion, 7th Marines - Alabama

Private First Class Wesley Phelps*
3rd Battalion, 1st Marines - Kentucky

Captain Everett P. Pope
1st Battalion, 1st Marines - Massachusetts

Private First Class Charles H. Roan*
2nd Battalion, 7th Marines - Texas

First Lieutenant Carlton R. Rouh
1st Battalion, 5th Marines - New Jersey

* Killed in Action

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