Friday, February 20, 2009

Iwo Jima 64 Years Ago

Feb 19 was the 64 anniversary of the start of the battle for Iwo Jima. United States Marines stormed ashore unto the black volcanic sands that ended in an epic victory for the Corps and a new emergency landing field for B-29 coming back from Japan. Many hero’s were made in these dark days were the Marines lost 1,000 men a mile but never lost their spirit. Men like Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone, Medal of Honor winner at Guadalcanal whose heroics on Feb 19 led to the the posthumous award of the Navy Cross

Semper Fi

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