MEDFORD, Ore. – A local World War Two Veteran passed away on New Years Day. His story became known when the U.S. Marine Corps petitioned a promotion for him 75-years after he served. Corporal Delbert Littrell survived 5 campaigns, including the monumental Iwo Jima battle when he was just 21 years old. Now, friends and family are remembering the local hero. The Marine passed away on New Years Day surrounded by his family Littrell’s story continued, beyond his military years.