Excerpts and pictures from the soldier's "Yank" Magazine as well as other references of the life and times of the World War II era.
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Yank Cover 14 Sept 1945
YANK Cover for 14 Sept 1945
Veteran of Attu, Kwajalein, Leyte and Okinawa, S/Sgt. Grayson Wilkins qualifies as a symbol of The GI's War against Japan. The 27-year-old rifleman, who comes from Nelson, Va., was photographed on Okinawa by YANK's Cpl. George Burns. Those scars on the stock of his M-l are the result of hits from shell fragments.