Mike Mervosh Oral History Interview, Part 1
“Iron Mike” Mervosh talked about his experiences in World War II. He recalled the Battle for Iwo Jima as he experienced… read more
“Iron Mike” Mervosh talked about his experiences in World War II. He recalled the Battle for Iwo Jima as he experienced it. He was then serving with Company C, 1st Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division. He served with five different Marine divisions and rose from private to sergeant major during combat in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. He held the rank of sergeant major for 19 and one half years, and when he retired in 1977 he was the most senior enlisted man in all the armed forces.
This is the first of two parts.
The National World War II Museum in New Orleans conducted oral history interviews to record the experiences of World War II veterans and those Americans living and working on the Home Front. This interview was recorded on March 19, 2008. The location of the interview is not known.
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*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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- Mervosh, Michael "Iron Mike" D. Sergeant Major (Retired, Former) U.S. Marine Corps
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