Actor John Wayne as Marine Sgt. Platoon Leader in Scene From the Movie "Sands of…

Actor John Wayne as Marine Sgt. Platoon Leader in Scene From the Movie "Sands of…

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Sands Of Iwo Jima (1949) Marine Corps Sergeant John M. Stryker is a tough guy with an even tougher job - turn a platoon of raw recruits into a combat-ready fighting machine. He pushes them mentally an

Sands Of Iwo Jima (1949) Marine Corps Sergeant John M. Stryker is a tough guy with an even tougher job - turn a platoon of raw recruits into a combat-ready fighting machine. He pushes them mentally an

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John Wayne Sands of Iwo Jima 1949 one of the best war movies ever made.

John Wayne Sands of Iwo Jima 1949 one of the best war movies ever made.

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John Agar and John Wayne for Sands of Iwo Jima, 1949, directed by Allan Dwan.

John Agar and John Wayne for Sands of Iwo Jima, 1949, directed by Allan Dwan.

An M4 Sherman tank stuck in the loose volcanic sand of Iwo Jima, Feb. 21, 1945.

An M4 Sherman tank stuck in the loose volcanic sand of Iwo Jima, Feb. 21, 1945.

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Photo - 1949 “John Wayne as Sgt. Stryker” - When we think of John Wayne movies we probably think of Westerns.  In fact, the Duke made a number of war movies.  Here are a few favorites: “Operation Pacific” (1951), “Green Berets” (1968), “Sands of Iwo Jima” (1949),  “The Longest Day” (1962)

Photo - 1949 “John Wayne as Sgt. Stryker” - When we think of John Wayne movies we probably think of Westerns. In fact, the Duke made a number of war movies. Here are a few favorites: “Operation Pacific” (1951), “Green Berets” (1968), “Sands of Iwo Jima” (1949), “The Longest Day” (1962)

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photo John Agar Adele Mara Forrest Tucker film The Sands of Iwo Jima 3602-04

photo John Agar Adele Mara Forrest Tucker film The Sands of Iwo Jima 3602-04

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