SOURCE: Washington Post
A farm boy became a fearsome warrior at Iwo Jima. And he did it with a flamethrower.
The Japanese soldiers came out of their concrete “pill box” with bayonets fixed, determined to get the Marine who had been killing them all afternoon with a flamethrower.
SOURCE: The Conversation
Historic Iwo Jima footage shows individual Marines amid the larger battle
by Greg Wilsbacher
When most Americans think of the World War II battle for Iwo Jima – if they think of it at all, 75 years later – they think of one image: Marines raising the U.S. flag atop Mount Suribachi, the island’s highest point.
Remembering Soldier's Bravery at Iwo Jima, 75 Years Later
by Jack H. Lucas
"I had no way of knowing that in a matter of a few short hours I would make the most important decision of my life and in the lives of three members of my fire team. The choice would be mine: either I could die alone or all of us would die together."
SOURCE: The Washington Post
Marine Corps investigating photo of iconic flag-raising on Iwo Jima
The Marine Corps has opened an investigation into whether it misidentified one of the six men shown raising an American flag atop Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima in February 1945.
SOURCE: The Washington Post
Iwo Jima Marines, gay pride and a photo adaptation that spawns fury
More than a decade ago, photographer Ed Freeman set out to capture the gay rights struggle in a photograph for the cover of Frontiers, a gay magazine. To do so, he relied on an image — the flag-raising at Iwo Jima.
SOURCE: CBS News (Video)
Iwo Jima survivors recall 1945 battle (Video)
Seventy years after the battle of Iwo Jima, two survivors provide perspective on the offensive that is best remembered for an iconic photograph of U.S. Marines raising an American flag.
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