Dexter E. Greer: his experiences in World War II, as told in his own words
On October 5, 2007 Dexter E. Greer sat down and told of his experiences in World War II. A Purple Heart and Bronze Star recipient, he served with the Marines 2nd Division in the Pacific. Dex took part in 4 island invasions, Tarawa, Saipan, Tinian and Okinawa. During the Saipan campaign, he was badly injured. He simply had his wound bandaged up and he returned to his unit. Badly beat up and no longer able to fight after the previous engagements, his regiment was finally pulled off the front lines on Okinawa. They did go on to be part of the occupational forces in Japan after the Japanese surrendered, ...
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