A Veterans tribute with just a pack of cards and a beautiful ending. Link to this post!
The battle was unique in its setting. One hundred thousand men fighting on a tiny island one-third the size of Manhattan. For 36 days Iwo Jima was one of the most populated 7.5 miles on earth. Semper Fi! Link to this post!
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
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
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
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