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World War II vet who provided flag on Iwo Jima dead at 90

Alan Wood (pictured on left) was a Navy officer in charge of communications on a landing ship on Iwo Jima’s shores Feb. 23, 1945 when a Marine asked him for the biggest flag that he could find. Wood provided the … Continue reading

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Photo Friday: “Flamethrowers on Iwo”

In honor of the 68th anniversary of the battle of Iwo Jima, we dedicate this edition of “Photo Friday” to all the galant warriors who fought on those eight square miles of hell. Two U.S. Marines direct flame throwers at … Continue reading

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Joe Rosenthal’s other Iwo Jima photographs

We are all familiar with Joe Rosenthal’s iconic photograph of the second flag raising on top of Mt. Suribachi, on Iwo Jima. Though most people have not seen or did not even realize, Rosenthal took many other pictures during the … Continue reading

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Photo Friday: “Suribachi Salute”

We continue to observe and remember the 67th anniversary of the battle of Iwo Jima. Today’s Photo Friday is dedicated to all the brave men who sacrificed so much during those 36 days of hell. Semper Fi, Warriors! U.S. Marines … Continue reading

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Group takes veterans to revisit Iwo Jima

David Greene is planning a spring vacation to a Pacific island. The last time he was there, 67 years ago this month, people were shooting at him. Greene, a Marine Corps veteran of the Battle of Iwo Jima in World … Continue reading

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Photo Friday: “Iwo bunker blast”

In honor of the upcoming 67th anniversary of the landings on Iwo Jima (February, 19th), today’s Photo Friday is dedicated to all those who proved “Uncommon Valor was a Common Virtue” during the battle for “sulfur island.”  Semper Fi, Warriors! … Continue reading

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Photo Friday: “A Piece of Iwo”

James Wheeler, an Iwo Jima veteran, displays a vile filled with sand from Iwo Jima, Japan, where he and thousands of Marines and sailors preserved their place in history. The Falls Church, Va., resident attended the 65th anniversary wreath laying … Continue reading

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