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.