Accolades and Rank
- – Company commander of Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 21st Marines, 3d MarDiv on Iwo Jima
- – Earned a Silver Star and Purple Heart on Guam and a Bronze Star with V on Iwo Jima
USMC Capt. Donald Macaulay Beck (shown here as a 2nd lieutenant in 1941) was Hershel “Woody” Williams’s company commander on Iwo Jima. An officer called Beck the bravest man under fire he had ever witnessed.