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Looking for anyone who may have known my grandfather

Hello all,

I know this is a huge long-shot but I am looking for any surviving members of the 6th Marines who may have known my Grandfather. My grandads name was Howard "Curly" Gladman from Detroit Michigan.

My grandpa served in the Sixth Marines for 3 years and nearly died on Okinawa when he stepped on a land mine.

Unfortunately, my grandfather died when I was quite young, only 10 years old (I am 29 now) and all I have left are some very happy memories of spending time with him. I would like to know a little bit more about his life in the military, what unit he was in, what battles he fought in and maybe a little bit more about the history of the 6th.

I have a photo of him when he was still in the service and it shows what I think is a Pacific Theater ribbon with four small stars on it. I can email the photo if you like.

Kind Regards,
Adam Allington
Red Hook, NY

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