25 May 2015

My Father’s War


William G. Zincavage, Fall 1942, after graduating Marine Corps Boot Camp

Military Police, North Carolina, Fall 1942

First Amphibious Corps, Third Marine Division, Special Troops:
Solomon Islands Consolidation (Guadalcanal), Winter-Spring 1943
New Georgia Group Operation (Vella LaVella, Rendova), Summer 1943

Third Amphibious Corps, Third Marine Division, Special Troops:
Marianas Operation (Guam), Summer 1944

Fifth Amphibious Corps, Third Marine Division, Special Troops:
Iwo Jima Operation, February-March 1945 (Navy Unit Commendation)

North American Campaign Medal
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with Four Bronze Stars
Good Conduct Medal


While recovering from malaria after the Battle of Iwo Jima, he looked 70 years old.


But he was back to normal in December of 1945, when this photo was taken shortly before he received his discharge.

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We’ve been organizzing a Facebook page. It is for the purpose of veterans whom aid veterans.
Its someplace where one can catch past mates and hear current information related to veteerans We are now at all times interested in make improvements to,
so in case you have a feed-back i’d like to hear it.

Kathleen Wagner

Was his mother still living in 1942? If she was, she must have loved his boot camp photograph.


I expect I have that photo because she held on to it. His mother, Martha, died in 1952.


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