Landing Vehicles Tracked (LVT's) of the 780th Amphibious Tank Battalion carry 95th Infantry Division soldiers toward their landing beaches on 1 April 1945. LVT's in the foreground are armed with 75mm howitzers or 37mm guns to provide direct support against Japanese beach defenses.
THE STORY OF THE DEADEYE DISPATCH
The Deadeye Dispatch was first published on Leyte, even as the battle raged. A sister publication, Deadeye Features, was based on weekend magazine sections.
The 96th Infantry Division Association used the title for its newsletter, which was published twice a year until the Association was disbanded in 2005. The 96th Infantry Division Deadeye Association was formed immediately after dissolution of the postwar Association, and it resumed publication of a newsletter with the Deadeye Dispatch title. The Board of Directors of the Deadeye Association voted to approve a merger of the Association with the 96th Infantry Division Heritage Fund during 2017. All remaining assets of the Association were transferred to the Heritage Fund, and the Heritage Fund has continued publication of the Deadeye Dispatch newsletter.