1911 from Iwo

From the web: One of the older technicians at work was telling me a story today about a pistol that was in his in laws family. He tells me that his wife’s late father, who was a marine in the battle of Iwo Jima, had brought back his pistol from the war. I’m thinking, ok … Read more

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23-FEB-1945, IWO JIMA

THESE BROTHERS WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!~Cpl. Beddoe During WW II, between August 1944 and mid-February 1945, the U.S. Navy and Seventh Air Force ravaged the volcanic island Iwo Jima, 775 miles from Japan, with 6,800 tons of high-explosive bombs and more than 22,000 5- and 16-inch shells. It was the most massive pre-assault bombardment in … Read more

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The Heroes Of Iwo Jima

Three days after that (the flag raising), the war was over for Easy Company. Easy’s original total force on Iwo Jima was 310 young men, including replacements. On March 26, Captain Severance led his 50 survivors on a tour of the newly dedicated 5th Division cemetery. And then they traveled by a small boat to … Read more

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The Iwo Jima Story

Life: A Dual Value. One often hears the statement “self preservation is the first law of nature.” Is that really true? Here is a surprising Robert L. Humphrey story from the battle of Iwo Jima that sheds light on this question. Humphrey was a rifle platoon commander on Iwo. As you read, ask yourself, if … Read more

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