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ColonialMarine0431
02-20-2010, 06:20 PM
Iwo Jima Vets Observe Battle’s 65th Anniversary

TRIANGLE, Va., Feb. 19, 2010 – Dozens of veterans of the Battle of Iwo Jima and their families gathered at the National Museum of the Marine Corps here today to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the iconic World War II battle.

The battle for Iwo Jima – the first U.S. attack on Japanese soil – is memorialized worldwide by the famous Joe Rosenthal photo of five Marines and a Navy corpsman raising the U.S. flag on Mount Suribachi. Three of the six later were killed in battle.

FULL STORY (http://www.defense.gov/News/NewsArticle.aspx?ID=58029)

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/ColonialMarine/11111%20Temporary/Alexander%20Haig/iwo-jima-picture1.jpg

PoliCon
02-20-2010, 06:40 PM
God bless them all and their families as well.

lurkalot
02-20-2010, 08:33 PM
Everytime I think of Iwo Jima I think of this story. I was fortunate to meet some of his people.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX1pLlmMcmk&feature=related

Kay
02-20-2010, 09:05 PM
http://johnbatchelorshow.com/images/655px-MemorialonMtSuribachi.jpg

This is a neat story here:

http://www.okinawa.usmc.mil/Public%20Affairs%20Info/Archive%20News%20Pages/2009/090918-iwo.html

namvet
03-14-2010, 05:38 PM
this story is dated one month later


The U.S. military transported a dozen World War II Marines to Iwo Jima on Wednesday in time for them to attend the 65th anniversary commemoration of their greatest victory — but not before some tense moments.



http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,587784,00.html