Two Marines, Davis P. Hargraves with Thompson submachine gun and Gabriel Chavarria with BAR, of 2d Battalion, 1st Marines, advance on Wana Ridge on 18 May 1945. - Department of Defense Photo (USMC) 123170 I've always been captivated by this photo. The genuine reaction of Chavarria appears to be caused by the firing of the smg, which would startle anyone if it opened up that close behind your ear. For some reason my eye is always drawn to the wedding wing on Hargraves' finger, and I often wonder if these men survived the war. I'm hoping someone here may be able to help me on that. I've done a few searches for these two men, and there is surprisingly little available despite the fame of the photo. Davis P. Hargraves Other than this photo, I've found nothing on this man. All searches turn up this photo alone. Searching obituaries is difficult as I do not even have a US State to restrict searches. I did find a reference to him being born in 1925, but there is no source other than an Indonesian language WW2 website. Gabriel Chavarria To begin with, I did find a link to this name on FindAGrave. Note that the marine photo was added to this listing by a third party, and there is no oversight with respect to historical accuracy. Although the age of the person appears to be correct, and I'm fairly certain this is likely our man in question, the original obituary unfortunately does not mention any service in WW2. I would suspect the family would most certainly mention that item in the death notice. More info can be gleaned on the mighty wikimedia website, but again there doesn't seem to be much more than the photo. The US National Archives hosts the photo in a list with others. It does add that the photographer is S.Sgt. Walter F. Kleine, but nothing beyond that. I'm not looking to publish anything, just want to expand my knowledge of these two men. Any further information would help.