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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Striking images from the battle of Iwo Jima: Flat Nose Flossie, a Coast Guard manned LST buries its nose in the volcanic sands of Iwo Jima beachhead, Japan on Feb. 27, 1945, while elements of a Marine Corps amphibious tractor unit unload cargo under protection of forward guns

Striking images from the battle of Iwo Jima: Flat Nose Flossie, a Coast Guard manned LST buries its nose in the volcanic sands of Iwo Jima beachhead, Japan on Feb. 27, 1945, while elements of a Marine Corps amphibious tractor unit unload cargo under protection of forward guns

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Sands of Iwo Jima (B&W)

Sands of Iwo Jima (B&W)

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 wayne movies | AP192 - Sands of Iwo Jima, John Wayne, Movie Poster 1949 (30x40cm Art ...
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Iwo Jima flag raiser John Bradley with John Wayne during the filming of Wayne’s classic war film, "The Sands of Iwo Jima." Bradley, along with Ira Hayes and Rene Gagnon, played himself. Bradley, a medic and civilian mortician, struggled with PTSD his entire adult life and rarely talked about the war after the film was released. This suffering veteran, directly linked to our country’s greatest war actors, symbolizes the void between Hollywood and the sad realities of war.

Iwo Jima flag raiser John Bradley with John Wayne during the filming of Wayne’s classic war film, "The Sands of Iwo Jima." Bradley, along with Ira Hayes and Rene Gagnon, played himself. Bradley, a medic and civilian mortician, struggled with PTSD his entire adult life and rarely talked about the war after the film was released. This suffering veteran, directly linked to our country’s greatest war actors, symbolizes the void between Hollywood and the sad realities of war.

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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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Sands of Iwo Jima [Blu-ray] [English] [1949], 27010464

Sands of Iwo Jima [Blu-ray] [English] [1949], 27010464

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) (Click picture to read article)

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) (Click picture to read article)

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