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Shooting Iwo Jima

Joe Rosenthal & AP

Just saw an interesting program on Netflix. Just about everyone has heard of Joe Rosenthal and his iconic B & W photo of the flag-raising on Mt Suribachi . 206 more words

Seaman Stanley Fiorini served aboard landing craft at Iwo Jima, Okinawa

The USS Hocking, an attack transport, was a marked ship while still in port at Hilo, Hawaii, even before it sailed for the war zone in 1944. 1,427 more words

World War II

Our Heroes at Iwo Jima 70 years later

There is something about honoring elderly veterans that tugs at the heartstrings. In the world of military news, we are bombarded with images of war, blood, boys becoming men. 714 more words

American Veterans

US Veterans revisit Iwo Jima for 70th anniversary

IOTO, Japan — Seventy years ago, on February 23, two American flags were planted on the peak of Mount Suribachi, located on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima. 1,237 more words

National/World News

CINCPOA PRESS RELEASE NO. 34, MARCH 15, 1945 Taking Possession Of Iwo Jima

The capture of Iwo Jima was supposed to take ten days. It would take 36. It was the bloodiest assault the Marines had ever been involved with. 874 more words

American History

I is for Iwo Jima

The anniversary of the Flag raising at Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima is on February 23rd. I visited the monument in D.C. in 1970 for the first time. 140 more words

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Real Life Heros

This weekend I had the incredible privilege of honoring my husband’s grandpa and 66 other Marines who fought in the battle of Iwo Jima 70 years ago. 299 more words