“Greater Love Has No Man Than This”

Bill Genaust. A name unfamiliar to the world, yet his work is etched forever in the memory of most Americans. However, this American hero never lived to see the fruits of his labor or know his profound impact on the world.
On February 10, 1943, Bill Genaust’s young wife, Adelaide, was listening to the radio late one night in the comfort of their brick home in the suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota. She heard an ad that the Marine Corps needed combat photographers. Excitedly, she told her husband and the next day he joined the Marines at 34 years old.
Upon completion of recruit training, he was sent to Quantico, Virginia to become a Marine Corps still photographer and motion picture photographer. He was well trained in cinematography and known for having an unusually still hand…more

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