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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

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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

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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.

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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

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"The Deed Is All, And Not The Glory": Solving The Mystery Of The Unknown Flag Raiser Of Iwo Jima

On June 23rd, the Marine Corps publicly acknowledged that a previously unidentified Marine named Harold H. Schultz was one of the six men pictured in what is arguably the best-known image of the last century: Joe Rosenthal’s Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of the 1945 flag-raising on Iwo Jima. 775 more words

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The Price of Freedom

I know my father did his part to secure the freedom I now enjoy — with the 23rd Marines, 4th Division, and the battles to secure Roi-Namur, Saipan, Tinian and Iwo Jima. 1,107 more words