Major William C. Chamberlin, 2/8
Serial Number - 05929
Executive Officer, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines
Awarded the Navy Cross for action on Betio island during 20-24 November 43:
"For oustanding leadership and uncommon valor, and disregarding personal saftey. Chamberlin cleaned out machinegun nests along the saewall and, although wounded, directed operations on the extreme left of the beachhead. He led attacks against numerous bunkers and commanded the destruction of an important enemy bombproof."
Maj. Chamberlin was from Seattle, Washington. He was wounded on Betio.
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