Those Who Served: I

  • Irwin Nathan S
    Irwin Nathan S

    Lt. j. g. Nathan S. Irwin
    Serial No. 29539
    U.S. Navy
    1943 - 1946
    European Theater

    I participated in the invasion of Normandy, June 6, 1944. We landed on Utah Beach at 6:00 a.m. - D-Day. I was the officer in charge of a Naval Underwater Demolition Team. On August 16, 1944, I participated in the invasion of southern France. I was wounded and transported to a hospital ship and then to an Army hospital in Naples. My wife gave birth to our first child on August 21 and was notified of my injury while in the hospital in Milwaukee.