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U.S Flag raised over Iwo Jima 2/23/1945

tennmiketennmike Senior MemberPosts: 27,457 Senior Member
Marines raised the U.S. flag over Iwo Jima on this date. Here's a video of the landing and the fighting.

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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,118 Senior Member
    Helluva fight...
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  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,928 Senior Member
    I read the book Flags of our fathers. Only one I've read about Iwo Jima. 

    Ghastly business.
  • bellcatbellcat Senior Member Posts: 2,035 Senior Member
    The 2 month hell those marines went through is something few will ever experience. What a sacrifice for our great country. Thanks to ALL who have served.
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  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,749 Senior Member
    edited March 2019 #6
    I served with the last active duty Marine who served in WWII, although he was in the Navy during that conflict.

    He was a landing craft pilot, and said he always felt guilty backing away from the beach after dropping off a load of Marines, but felt even worse dropping off the next ones.

    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
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