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Memorial near M4 "Fly'in Home" on Peleliu Island
The plaque reads:

In Memory
T/4 Otto Hesselbarth
Cpl Michael Valentino
Pfc George Lopes
Pfc Howard Dahms
Men of the 1st Platoon Co. A 710th TK dead here 18 Oct. 1944 after hitting a land mine. Having saved two navy airmen, the tank, upon returning to fire into the Jap held caves, was hit.
Capt. H. W. Jones 1st Marine Div was also killed.
Erected by Veterans of the 710 Tank TK.
Dedicated 18 Oct. 1997

Credit: Mark Noah Date: 2007
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