"Casualties which would bring the 6th Marine Division total up to 200 to 300 below the 96th Division total listed abouve.(However, I think, from reading the Marine Corps Okinawa Battle book, that their Combat Fatigue casualties are in their large Injured in Action totals for their 1st and 6th Marine Divisions.)
One thing that could lower our total from the official total would be lightly wounded men who were aid station treated and went back to there
Company, thus missing out on a Purple Heart. Probably not over 200 men.
One thing I think we can safely say is that our total casualties at least equaled and probably exceeded that of the 6th Marine Division."
Don Dencker, Deadeye Historian