Marine Pfc. Douglas Lightheart (right) cradles his 30-cal. machine gun in his lap, next to him Pfc. Gerald Thursby Sr.

Marine Pfc. Douglas Lightheart (right) cradles his 30-cal. machine gun in his lap, while he and his buddy Pfc. Gerald Thursby Sr. take time out for a cigarette, while mopping up the enemy on Peleliu Island, September 14, 1944.