By Joan Hallmark firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Pate was only sixteen when he joined the Marines in 1943 with two of his best friends. By the time he was seventeen, Pate was fighting aboard the aircraft carrier the U.S.S. San Jacinto in the South Pacific From Leyte to Iwo to Okinowa, Pate was part of some of the biggest battles of World War Two. The two friends who had joined with him were both killed in the war.