| air jordan 11 Low 7/16(木) 16:30:40 No.20150716163040|
The first wave of troops, of which my squad was a part of, landed on Okinawa on Easter Sunday, April Fool's Day, 1945. It's difficult to describe the troops under such circumstances. Many were young and most were scared, and all of us going into the unknown. The invasion plans called for A Company to be Battalion Reserve. I don't know what happened, but we wound up in the first wave. We hit the beach running. There was practically no resistance to the landing. We did hit some delaying action by Japanese troops between the beach and Yon Tan Air Field. Everyone's adrenaline was high, especially young Lieutenant Walker. He stuck by me like I was his father, even after we hit the beach. We were moving so fast that it apparently confused the Japanese, which made it easier to take out the machine guns and snipers of the delaying forces. We tried to bypass the snipers when possible and let the following troops take them out, as they were doing very little damage. My squad didn't lose a man until after we had reached Yon Tan Air Field on the first day.