This Web page is in Memory of a man I never met, yet I admire him as if I new him all my life, my Uncle,
PFC. Fernando C. Alatorre
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I created this web site hoping that someone who may have known my uncle or who knows someone who may have served in the Marines with him would find it and be able to share information about him with us.  My Uncle served in the U.S. Marines from 1943, right after high school, to March 5, 1945.  He was assigned to the 3rd Marine Division, 21st regiment, 3rd Battalion, "L" Company.  He served in Bougainville, Northern Solomons, Guam, and was KIA on Iwo Jima.

A quote from a letter my Uncle sent home...
                       " hardship is too great to endure to win this war..."
                         PFC. Fernando Alatorre

          This site is also a reminder that if it weren't for the sacrifice of men who gave their lives for this country or
          those who gave a part of themselves during war, we would not be enjoying the freedom and prosperity that
          fill our lives today.

Thank You, to all Veterans, all wars, and to their families for supporting them!

      (propaganda poster used during WWII)

-Pearl Harbor: Death of the Arizona premiered Sunday, Dec. 2, 9 p.m. ET/PT,
Check local listings for repeat days.

-HBO's Band Of Brothers.  I don't know if they are repeating the episodes but the site is still active.


Other Links...
Caltrap, 3rd Marine Division Web site...
Contains lot's of information about reunions, ways of gathering information, Photo album to seek out others who may be searching for information about their family and friends.

Iwo Jima, A Look Back...
Contains regiment  daily summaries, has a big map of Iwo Jima for sale, books and a CD, and lots of great links at the bottom of the page.

Iwo Jima Web site...
Contains battle information, Flag raising photos, the raisers, bond tour, and lot's of good information...

World War Two Memorial in Washington...
The memorial will be dedicated on Saturday, May 29, 2004, Check out this site for more information...

Bugles Across America...
Bugles Across America, NFP was founded in 2000 by Tom Day, when Congress passed legislation stating Veterans had a right to at least 2 uniformed military people to fold the flag and play taps on a CD player. Bugles Across America was begun to take this a step further, and in recognition of the service these Veterans provided their country, we felt that every Veteran deserved a live rendition of taps played by a live Bugler. To this end, we are actively seeking volunteers to provide this valuable service to Veterans and their families.

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This web site has been created and maintained by
Gene Alatorre