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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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Remains of American WWII soldier reportedly found on Pacific’s Northern Mariana Islands

U.S. Marines land on Saipan Beach on June, 15 1944, when they attacked Japanese-held positions. Saipan is the largest island of the Northern Mariana Islands. (CNMI Historic Preservation Office) story by: Joshua Rhett Miller photo courtesy of: Foxnews.com The remains of … 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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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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70 years on, Pearl Harbor Survivors Share Tale

Clarence Pfundheller was standing in front of his locker on the battleship Maryland when a fellow sailor told him they were being bombed by Japanese planes. “We never did call him a liar, but he could stretch the truth pretty … Continue reading

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One of the Original Navajo Code Talkers Passes Away

Lloyd Oliver wasn’t much of a talker, but it was clear that he was proud to have his native language serve as a key weapon during World War II. As part of an elite group of Marines, he helped develop … Continue reading

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The 66th Anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima

February 19, 1945, sixty-six years ago today, a force of over 70,000 U.S. Marines landed against a Japanese garrison of over 22,000 men, on the tiny volcanic island of Iwo Jima, igniting one of the greatest and bloodiest battles of … Continue reading

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