A newspaper clipping of the okinawa marines and combat fighters.
A painting of two flags with the words " country, semper fidelis corps ".


Second Marine Division
Middleweight Champ of 1944

Private Marine John Fitzpatrick
June 19, 1925 - June 15, 1944

Johnny was killed In Action at the landing of Saipan, near Guam, in a battle that lasted more than 3 weeks.

The group photo is Johnny with his boxing team just weeks before his death.


For More Information on the Second Division and the Battle of Saipan check out these links

Tarawa On The Web 

The Battle of Saipan

The Second Marine Division


Johnny in his boxing stance just weeks before being drafted.

Johnny only received six weeks of basic training.

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