Dear Sgt. Grit:
I am submitting the press release I wrote for the United States Marine Corps about my dear friend, PhM (then) 3/C William G. Lynne (1st Platoon, George Company, 2d Bn/5th Marines) for his heroic action during WWII on Okinawa. With the help and tireless effort of many fine Marines, I was able to get this award for valor pushed through in time for Doc to receive it in Detroit, Michigan.
Sadly, Doc passed away five days after he received his award. All of George Company, their families, and those who worked tirelessly for Bill, are stunned, yet grateful.
Again and again, I experience pride and awe as I see Marines' loyalty and devotion to each other and their families, across generations. My heart is full of sadness about losing Doc. I am also bursting with eternal gratitude and joy that I am part of the Marine Corps' family.
Sincerely semper fidelis,
Carolyn Hutchings Carino
My special thanks and devotion to Major General Lawrence D. Nicholson and Lieutentant Colonel Rex. Sappenfield who spearheaded this award process with me.