#16 Norwich University and the Naval Service

Bicentennial Admin 200 Things about Norwich, Military Milestones

By Gary Lord, Professor of History The following is an excerpt from an article originally published in the December 1982 issue of The Record. Although Norwich University has not been closely or prominently identified with naval affairs, a long and important tradition of naval education does exist, and many Norwich alumni have distinguished themselves in naval service. For example, Admiral …

#4 LtCol Jackson B. Butterfield ’38

Bicentennial Admin 200 Things about Norwich, Military Milestones

On 19 February, 1945, the 3d, 4th, and 5th Marine Divisions conducted their assault on Iwo Jima. Leading from the front was the battalion commander for the First Battalion of the 28th Marines – LtCol Jackson B. Butterfield, Norwich Class of 1938. The 1/28 were tasked with hitting the beach first and severing the head from the snake; cutting off …