Jack Lucas


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Jack Lucas was just 14 when he forged his mother's signature and joined the US Marine Corps in 1943. He hid is age throughout training and was eventually stationed in Hawaii. At 16, he stowed away on a ship headed for Iwa Jima. Once he was discovered, he was already 17, the official fighting age. The next few days would define who he was and place him on a short list of elite men who lived to tell the tale.