Exploring the Island
Preserving the Memory
Combat Team 1
Combat Team 5
Combat Team 7
Marine Air Group
The Old Breed
Michael A. Lazaro's Story
Michael Lazaro's family saved several momentos from Michael's WWII experience. Click on any of the momentos below to view a larger image.
1943 Christmas card sent home by Michael. On December 26, 1943 Michael landed on Cape Glouchester with C/1/7. The card was designed by Technical Sergeant Victor P. Donahue, USMC and reproduced by the 1st Marine Division Photo-Litho Section.
Coupon worth $1.00 that Michael could have used at the Post Exchange.
Pillow case sent by Michael to his parents in 1943.
Telegram from Anton Jr., Michael's brother, requesting an emergency furlough after being notified that Michael had been killed in action.
Reproduced medals and ribbons Michael would have been entitled to wear as well as the 1st Marine Division shoulder patch. There is no medal for the Presidential Unit Citation.
Prayer for Our Country that Michael kept with him.
Note inside kit sent to Michael from the Saginaw County Chapter American Red Cross.
Japanese money taken off the battlefield by James T. Birks, Special Naval Landing Unit 22 who participated in the D-Day landing and remained on Peleliu until February 1946. —Compliments of Tom McLeod, Museum of the Pacific