We, the crew of the USS Harry Lee,
will forever remember
and William Todd
Stephen G. Salaki
William Aaron Todd
two young shipmates,
who lost their lives in the "Smoke-Pot Incident"
during the invasion of Iwo Jima,
on March 1, 1945.
Stephen Salaki's cause of death was drowning,
and William Todd suffered smoke inhalation and
died days after the incident.