James D. LaBelle
Private First Class James Dennis LaBelle served in the United States Marine Corps for the 27th Marines Regiment and as a member of the 5th Marine Division. LaBelle was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously on July 21, 1946. Where on March 8, 1945 he demonstrated extreme courage and commitment to his men on Iwo Jima in the Volcano Islands. Realizing the enemy would stop at nothing to advance their position he and two fellow Marines dug a foxhole and kept a sharp lookout for enemy fire. However suddenly a grenade was dropped into the hole beyond his reach and acting quickly LaBelle threw himself onto the blast and unfortunately lost his own life but saved his fellow Marines.
March 08, 1945