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Flag taken by Marine at Saipan draws attention

By Brandon Macz - The Lewiston (Idaho) Tribune via AP
Posted : Sunday Oct 25, 2009 17:17:58 EDT

LEWISTON, Idaho — It was during the Battle of Saipan in 1944 that Laverne Coulthard came to possess the flag. His squad had orders to cross Japanese lines to establish an observation unit on Mount Tapotchau.

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