1945 - US Marines from the 28th Regiment, 5th Div, raise the flag of the United States on Mount Iwo Jima

1945 - US Marines from the 28th Regiment, 5th Div, raise the flag of the United States on Mount Iwo Jima

US Marine with his war dog under fire during the Battle of Iwo Jima, 1945. -

US Marine with his war dog under fire during the Battle of Iwo Jima, 1945. -

26 Photographs of the Heroes of Iwo Jima, Where Uncommon Valor Was a Common Virtue

26 Photographs of the Heroes of Iwo Jima, Where Uncommon Valor Was a Common Virtue

Marines burrow in the volcanic sand on the beach of Iwo Jima. This Day in WWII History: Feb Marines invade Iwo Jima

Jeep buried by surf in the sand of Iwo Jima Beach, 1945. Photographed by T/Sgt. H. Neil Gillespie.

Jeep buried by surf in the sand of Iwo Jima Beach, 1945. Photographed by T/Sgt. H. Neil Gillespie.

Battle of Iwo Jima, 1945: US Marine corpsmen come to the aid of a wounded comrade against the backdrop of a smashed up Japanese pillbox. The barrel protruding out of the pillbox is a Japanese 120mm AA gun Type 3.

Battle of Iwo Jima, 1945: US Marine corpsmen come to the aid of a wounded comrade against the backdrop of a smashed up Japanese pillbox. The barrel protruding out of the pillbox is a Japanese 120mm AA gun Type 3.

Striking images from the battle of Iwo Jima: A U.S. Marine communicator, burrowed in a shallow foxhole, calling for artillery support to silence enemy mortars in Iwo Jima.

Striking images from the battle of Iwo Jima: A U.S. Marine communicator, burrowed in a shallow foxhole, calling for artillery support to silence enemy mortars in Iwo Jima.

Feb 19, 1945 Americans land on Iwo Jima.  Iwo Jima was a barren Pacific island guarded by Japanese artillery, but to American military minds, it was prime real estate on which to build airfields to launch bombing raids against Japan, only 660 miles away.

Feb 19, 1945 Americans land on Iwo Jima. Iwo Jima was a barren Pacific island guarded by Japanese artillery, but to American military minds, it was prime real estate on which to build airfields to launch bombing raids against Japan, only 660 miles away.

Striking images from the battle of Iwo Jima: An American soldier parachuting onto the island of Iwo Jima during the Pacific campaign.

Striking images from the battle of Iwo Jima: An American soldier parachuting onto the island of Iwo Jima during the Pacific campaign.

Feb. 23, 1945: The Raising of OUR Flag on Iwo Jima is a historic photo that was taken in 1945, by Joe Rosenthal. 5 U.S. Marines & a U.S. Navy corpsman raised OUR flag of the U.S. atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II. Of the 6 men depicted in the photo, 3 (Franklin Sousley, Harlon Block, & Michael Strank) were killed during the battle; the 3 survivors (John Bradley, Rene Gagnon, & Ira Hayes) became National Heroes upon their identification in the photo....

Feb. 23, 1945: The Raising of OUR Flag on Iwo Jima is a historic photo that was taken in 1945, by Joe Rosenthal. 5 U.S. Marines & a U.S. Navy corpsman raised OUR flag of the U.S. atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II. Of the 6 men depicted in the photo, 3 (Franklin Sousley, Harlon Block, & Michael Strank) were killed during the battle; the 3 survivors (John Bradley, Rene Gagnon, & Ira Hayes) became National Heroes upon their identification in the photo....

The Iwo Jima Memorial is about a 20-minute walk from Arlington National Cemetery. The monument is a moving rendition of  the iconic image of the second flag-raising on the island of Iwo Jima during World War II. On this day in 1945, during the battle for Iwo Jima, U.S. Marines raised the American flag atop Mt. Suribachi.

The Iwo Jima Memorial is about a 20-minute walk from Arlington National Cemetery. The monument is a moving rendition of the iconic image of the second flag-raising on the island of Iwo Jima during World War II. On this day in 1945, during the battle for Iwo Jima, U.S. Marines raised the American flag atop Mt. Suribachi.

Indestructible: The Unforgettable Story of a Marine Hero at the Battle of Iwo Jima

Indestructible: The Unforgettable Story of a Marine Hero at the Battle of Iwo Jima

Iwo Jima,Heroes

Striking images from the battle of Iwo Jima: A soldier of the American marine infantry wounded while landing on the island of Iwo Jima in Japan is transported to an armored vehicle on March 3, 1945.

Striking images from the battle of Iwo Jima: A soldier of the American marine infantry wounded while landing on the island of Iwo Jima in Japan is transported to an armored vehicle on March 3, 1945.

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