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Letters from Iwo Jima

The attached video tells the story of a young American soldier that began at the Battle of Iwo Jima, and still continues to this day…. 206 more words

The story of the two flag-raisings on Mt. Suribachi during Battle of Iwo Jima

During the historic Battle of Iwo Jima, near the close of World War II, two American flags were raised by Marines on Mt. Suribachi. The second flag raising is the one most people in this country know about, but it was only an afterthought. 769 more words

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"36 Days of Hell" - IWO JIMA

D-Day has been commemorated every year since WW II ended. About 150,000 U.S. troops assaulted the beaches at Normandy, assisted with British, French, and troops of other nationalities. 559 more words


Marine recalls Iwo Jima years after WW II battle

Sgt. Gary Hoffman of Englewood, Fla. who spent time in the Marines half a lifetime ago, contacted me a while back.

He’s a Sun reader who likes war stories. 682 more words

World War II

A Case of Mistaken Identity - For 71 Years!

Perhaps the single most iconic photograph from World War II is the one (above) of six Marines raising a U.S. flag on top of Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima, on February 23, 1945.  629 more words


Interview with Glenn M. Stroven

This week, we wanted to draw your attention to an interview done by YouTube user PhotosInMotion with Iwo Jima veteran Glenn M. Stroven. He talks about his life before, during and after World War II.


The Significance of a 71-Year-Old Mistake

On February 23, 1945, during a quiet moment in an otherwise intense and bloody battle of World War II, Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal captured a patriotic scene for the history books: the raising of the flag at Iwo Jima by the United States Marines. 825 more words