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As a Paramarine, Joe Pagac was with the 1st Marine Parachute Battalion,

which was attached to the 3rd Marine Division on Bougainville and

later helped form the 5th Marine Division that invaded

Iwo Jima February 19, 1945.

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Chicago Area Paramarines - Back L-R: Pagac, Rasmussen, Kuchmuk, Erotis Bottom: Barziki, Jakaki, Burroughs

On Quadalcanal, Paramines on their way to Vella Lavella

Paramarines on Guadalcanal 1943 - Lt Cona on right

Joe Pagac in leather jump helmet

Joe Pagac at Paramarine training Camp Elliott

Joe Pagac advanced paramarine training at Camp Elliott

Advanced Camp Elliot paramarine training - Joe Pagac

At bowling alley in San Diego L-R Johnnie Erotas, Joe Pagac, Ernie Barziky, Pete Petriosky, Harlon Block (flag raiser Mt Surabachi)


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Harlon Block's girlfriend to Joe

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Paramarines Boarding DC5 at Camp Gillespie Getting ready to jump Flying over jumnp area


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