(Left - John GRUBB, West Virginia; Right, wearing watch - Lt. John
John MARA was Platoon leader of
1st Platoon, "D" Co on Negros, and was an excellent platoon leader.
In the Corregidor mission he had been loaned to "E" Company, which
had suffered a shortage of officers. He was the officer who
witnessed the Congressional Medal of Honour Citation for Lloyd G.
McCarter. At this time (October 2006) he lives in
Massachusetts and is almost totally blind from macular degeneration.