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  • U.S. veterans return to Iwo Jima for 70th anniversary

    03/21/2015 12:54:38 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Today | Eric Talmadge
    IOTO, Japan — Dozens of aging U.S. veterans, many in their early 90s and some in wheelchairs, gathered on the tiny, barren island of Iwo Jima on Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of one of the bloodiest and most iconic battles of World War II. More than 30 veterans flown in from the U.S. island territory of Guam toured the black sand beaches where they invaded the deeply dug-in forces of the island’s Japanese defenders in early 1945. They were bused to the top of Mount Suribachi, an active volcano, where an Associated Press photo of the raising of...
  • Iwo Jima Anniversary Remembered Across The Nation

    02/23/2014 7:08:38 PM PST · by kingattax · 35 replies
    WebProNews ^ | 2-20-14 | Emily Greene
    Wednesday marked the 69th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima – one of the worst battles of World War II. Across the nation many remembered this day from 69 years ago. In Newington, Connecticut, a memorial was recently built and is the only flag raising memorial built by survivors of the Battle of Iwo Jima. The flag flown at the memorial is historically correct with 48 stars. There is also sand from Iwo Jima beaches in the concrete base. The memorial also includes inscriptions of the names of 100 men from Connecticut who died during the battle. The 69th...
  • Smoking Guns: Why Rush Limbaugh was Right about Hillary and Huma

    06/28/2012 6:19:10 PM PDT · by Ben Barrack · 15 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 6/28/12 | Walid Shoebat and Ben Barrack
    Was Rush Limbaugh right when he discussed Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin, criticizing the Secretary of State for her Deputy Chief of Staff’s familial ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and the close relationship between Huma’s mother and Egypt’s new first lady? Think Progress refers to Limbaugh’s claims as ‘baseless’. First, here is Rush’s commentary on the subject on June 26th (via Think Progress): The first sign that Rush’s claim is not baseless is that Think Progress says it is. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, Saleha and her now-deceased husband, Syed Z. Abedin, co-founded the Institute of...
  • Looking Back At Iconic Iwo Jima (67 years ago today!)

    02/23/2012 12:29:37 PM PST · by rottndog · 12 replies · 1+ views
    NPR ^ | February 23, 2012 | Claire O'Neill
    Sixty-seven years ago today, photographer Joe Rosenthal trekked up a mountain alongside U.S. Marines and snapped this indelible scene on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima. Oddly enough, he had been rejected from military service for his poor eyesight, but today his vision is iconic.
  • Brookline man’s Iwo Jima mementos bring closure to Japanese family

    10/28/2010 7:42:38 AM PDT · by Charlespg · 3 replies
    boston herald ^ | October 28, 2010 | Associated Press
    For decades, the faded photograph of a baby Japanese girl and a child’s colorful drawing hung on a wall in the Brookline home of Franklin Hobbs III. As a 21-year-old U.S. soldier fighting on Iwo Jima, one of the bloodiest battles of World War II, Hobbs found them in the pocket of a fallen Japanese soldier and took them as a souvenir.
  • Bodies, mass graves found on Iwo Jima

    10/22/2010 5:19:17 AM PDT · by DFG · 43 replies
    Yahoo (via AP) ^ | 10/21/10 | Eric Talmadge
    TOKYO – Two mass graves that may hold the remains of up to 2,000 Japanese soldiers have been discovered on the island of Iwo Jima, one of the bloodiest and most iconic battlesites of World War II, a report and officials said Friday. A team of Japanese searchers has discovered 51 remains in two areas listed by the U.S. military after the war as enemy cemeteries, one of which could contain as many as 2,000 bodies, Japan's Kyodo news agency said Friday.
  • Remembering Iwo Jima and its importance to strategic airpower

    03/08/2010 4:54:42 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 345+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Capt. Timothy Lundberg, USAF
    3/8/2010 - ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (AFNS) -- More than 120 retirees, veterans and their families visited Andersen Air Force Base as part of their trip to Iwo Jima March 1 through 4 in remembrance of the 65th anniversary of the battle there. The visitors learned about the base's history and received briefings on the aircraft deployed here that are part of U.S. Pacific Command's continuous bomber presence and theatre security package. These veterans of Iwo Jima also visited Naval Base Guam and other historic sites on Guam prior to travelling to Iwo Jima March 3. On Feb. 19,...
  • Military relents, agrees to fly vets to Iwo Jima for ceremony

    03/03/2010 10:30:36 AM PST · by GATOR NAVY · 31 replies · 798+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 2 Mar 10 | Charlie Reed
    YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — The military changed its mind and took a group of aging World War II veterans to Iwo Jima on Wednesday. The former Marines, who fought at Iwo Jima 65 years ago, went to the island Wednesday morning on a C-130 aircraft, said 2nd Lt. Lucas Burke, a Marine Corps spokesman on Okinawa, where the group has been staying while in Japan. They joined hundreds of Marines, including Marine Commandant Gen. James Conway, at Iwo Jima for a ceremony to commemorate the anniversary of the historic 36-day battle. The Pentagon initially denied the veterans’ request for...
  • US Marines land on Iwo Jima to mark anniversary

    03/02/2010 11:20:28 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 39 replies · 1,001+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 03/02/10 | Eric Talmadge
    Hundreds of U.S. Marines landed on the remote island of Iwo Jima on Tuesday to prepare for the 65th anniversary of one of World War II's bloodiest and most iconic battles. The Marines flew in trucks, water and food from Washington to support Wednesday's commemorations of the 1945 battle that was a turning point in the Pacific theater. It claimed 6,821 American and 21,570 Japanese lives in 36 days of intense fighting. A drill team also arrived on the island. The commemoration was to be attended by about 1,000 people, including Marine Corps commandant Gen. James Conway, members of Japan's...
  • Iwo Jima Vets Observe Battle's 65th Anniversary

    02/19/2010 4:54:14 PM PST · by Dubya · 20 replies · 1,072+ views
    TRIANGLE, Va., Feb. 19, 2010 – Dozens of veterans of the Battle of Iwo Jima and their families gathered at the National Museum of the Marine Corps here today to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the iconic World War II battle. The battle for Iwo Jima – the first U.S. attack on Japanese soil – is memorialized worldwide by the famous Joe Rosenthal photo of five Marines and a Navy corpsman raising the U.S. flag on Mount Suribachi. Three of the six later were killed in battle. “Iwo Jima was not the bloodiest or the longest battle” of World War...
  • The Battle For Iwo Jima Video Footage Feb 19-Mar 26 1945

    02/19/2007 7:33:14 PM PST · by Max01 · 11 replies · 916+ views
    35 Days Of Hell On Earth. Click on link to see footage
  • Clint's not a cowboy after all

    10/22/2006 10:37:13 PM PDT · by jordan8 · 36 replies · 1,957+ views
    thisislondon/Evening Standard ^ | 10-23-06 | Mike Goodridge
    Critics are already calling Clint Eastwood's new movie, Flags of Our Fathers, the most important film of the year. It's a Second World War epic about the six soldiers who raised the US flag on the island of Iwo Jima, the six who live on through the now famous photograph that has become the most abiding image of the fight in the Pacific. As made by one of Hollywood's best-known Republicans, you might expect a stirring slice of patriotism, yet this is anything but an ode to America.
  • ON FOX NEWS NOW: WAR STORIES: IWO JIMA FLAG RAISERS

    10/22/2006 5:00:54 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 75 replies · 1,583+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 10/22/2006 | FOX NEWS
    At 8PM, Ollie North talks about the flag raising on Iwo Jima This is current due to the new movie FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS
  • "Flags of our Fathers" mini-review

    10/20/2006 7:04:56 PM PDT · by LS · 201 replies · 4,556+ views
    self | 10/20/06 | LS
    This is not intended as a full-scale review, just some impressions from seeing the movie tonight. First, as you likely know, it deals with the three men (a Navy corpsman and two Marines) of the six flag raisers who survived Iwo Jima. Clint Eastwood directed this pic, which traces the first flag-raising---which, of course, was thought to be "the" flag-raising---then the second, captured for all time in Joe Rosenthal's photo. The main plot line is that the nation was broke, and would have to sue for peace with the Japanese (right) if we didn't generate more money, quickly, through war...
  • Iwo Jima ESG Transits Suez Canal

    08/21/2006 5:39:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 710+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class (SW) Mike Jones
    USS IWO JIMA , At Sea (NNS) -- USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) and USS Nashville (LPD 13), both assigned to the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG), successfully and safely transited the Suez Canal, Aug. 20. As part of Commander, Task Force 59, both ships, and Marines assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU(SOC)) provided crucial departure assistance to American citizens in Lebanon looking to leave the troubled region. USS Cole (DDG 67) and USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) remained on station off Lebanon, ready to provide additional assistance as needed. “Every Sailor and Marine...
  • The American warrior – Part II Why American warriors will defeat the terrorists

    08/15/2006 12:24:25 PM PDT · by SuzyQ2 · 14 replies · 1,266+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | August 15, 2006 | W. Thomas Smith Jr.
    For those who may never have served in an elite unit, laughing and singing in the face of death, boasting about wanting to fight and welcoming the sting of battle, might seem like the behavior of disturbed, socially disconnected people. Nothing could be further from the truth.
  • Iwo Jima ESG Directed to Assist Departure of American Citizens from Lebanon

    07/18/2006 4:04:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 340+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/Commander, U.S. 5th Fleet Public Affairs
    MANAMA, Bahrain (NNS) -- U.S. Sailors and Marines from the USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) and the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) have been directed to assist in the authorized departure of American citizens from Lebanon. The U.S. Embassy in Lebanon has requested military assistance to help American citizens who wish to depart Lebanon to leave in a secure and orderly manner. Commander, Task Force 59, Marine Brig. Gen. Carl Jensen, is in Cyprus directing military efforts to provide support to the Embassy. The ESG and MEU are operating in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of...
  • Famous photo was of 2nd flag raising

    07/05/2006 9:13:40 AM PDT · by NorthEasterner · 20 replies · 1,954+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | July 5, 2006 | Rob Amen
    Famous photo was of 2nd flag raising By Rob Amen TRIBUNE-REVIEW Wednesday, July 5, 2006 Phil Ward should have lived a life of prestige. He was a war hero, having served in the Marine Corps and survived the battle of Iwo Jima, one of the costliest in the Marines' history. Yet Ward died six months ago, having been denied fame. On Feb. 23, 1945, Ward, seven other Marines and one Navy corpsman raised an American flag atop Iwo Jima's Mt. Suribachi, providing a morale boost and rallying point for American troops who eventually wrested control of the island from Japanese...
  • Marines, Sailors Remember Iwo Jima

    03/12/2006 3:08:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 405+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Mar 11, 2006 | Journalist 2nd Class (SW) Brian P. Biller
    IWO JIMA, Japan (NNS) -- Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) along with Sailors from USS Essex (LHD 2) and USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) paid a visit to the volcanic island of Iwo Jima to support the 61st anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima, March 8. A ceremony was held with veterans of the battle, from both the United States and Japan. Sailors and Marines from the Forward Deployed Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) used Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) from Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5 Detachment Western Pacific and helicopters from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMH)...
  • Iwo Jima battle veterans pay tribute to war dead

    03/10/2006 4:13:29 PM PST · by mdittmar · 32 replies · 649+ views
    Stars and Stripes Pacific edition ^ | March 11, 2006 | Fred Zimmerman
    Americans, Japanese mark 61st anniversary IWO JIMA, Japan — Men once hellbent on killing one another gathered here Wednesday in peace to pay tribute to the more than 27,000 comrades who never walked away from the black-sand beaches of this strategic Pacific island. Former U.S. and Japanese servicemembers met at the Reunion of Honor monument for the 61st anniversary commemoration ceremony honoring those who fought here. The monument sits on a hill overlooking Yellow Beach, where in World War II many U.S. Marines landed on Japanese soil for the first time on Feb. 19, 1945. More than 100,000 U.S. troops...
  • Iwo Jima, If Covered By The Media Today ... (Very Graphic Heavy)

    12/10/2005 2:10:06 PM PST · by Zacs Mom · 103 replies · 5,261+ views
    October 2004 | Zell Miller
    Like most everyone here I loath the biased and negative manner in which the MSM reports the news from Iraq. I recently rediscovered an editorial Zell Miller had written back in October of 2004 describing what it would be like if TODAYS media had covered the battle of Iwo Jima in 1945. I don't see that this essay was ever posted to FR so what follows is Mr. Miller's insightful speculation ~ only now it is illustrated with actual images of this horrendous battle to win a foothold in the Pacific.
  • The 230th Marine Corps Birthday

    11/04/2005 8:38:57 AM PST · by SuzyQ2 · 44 replies · 8,462+ views
    World Defense Review ^ | November 3, 2005 | Col. Jeff Bearor (USMC)
    No matter where Marines are serving, from the Pentagon and Marine Barracks in Washington, to the loneliest outposts in Iraq and Afghanistan, Marines will stop, shake hands, say happy birthday, sing the Marines' Hymn and, if it is available, have a piece of cake. It doesn't matter to us if its an elaborate cake from some big hotel, a smaller cake from the great cooks aboard ship, or a cookie from an MRE, we're going to celebrate!
  • USS Iwo Jima Returns Home

    10/03/2005 5:56:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 517+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Oct 3, 2005 | Journalist 1st Class (SW) Mike Jones
    ABOARD USS IWO JIMA (NNS) -- After more than a month of conducting relief operations in the wake of two hurricanes that devastated the Gulf Coast, USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) returned home to Norfolk, Va., Oct. 2. After receiving orders to depart the Gulf of Mexico, the multipurpose amphibious assault ship steamed toward the Florida Keys and into the Atlantic Ocean. Oct. 1, Iwo Jima offloaded some 650 Marines of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and 1st Battalion, 8th Marines at Onslow Bay, N.C., via helicopters and Air Cushion Landing Craft (LCAC) from the ship’s well deck. “This...
  • Iwo Jima Sets Sail to Avoid Hurricane Rita

    09/22/2005 4:38:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 361+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Sep 22, 2005 | Journalist 1st Class (SW) Mike Jones
    ABOARD USS IWO JIMA (NNS) -- USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) successfully got underway from its current berth in downtown New Orleans Sept. 21 as Hurricane Rita raged across the Gulf of Mexico. With the successful onload of supplies and personnel, including 647 Marines of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24 MEU), Iwo Jima began its trek down the Mississippi River to safer, open waters. The multipurpose amphibious assault ship has been moored in downtown New Orleans since early September, serving as a command and control hub and providing relief and recovery efforts as part of Joint Task Force (JTF)...
  • Letter from the Chief of Naval Operations

    09/15/2005 5:35:25 AM PDT · by VirginiaMil · 9 replies · 751+ views
    World Defense Review ^ | September 15, 2005 | Admiral Michael G. Mullen
    Admirals, I made a day trip to the Gulf Coast this weekend to visit with and thank our Sailors for the extraordinary work they are doing in the recovery and relief effort. I spent time at the Seabee base in Gulfport, NSA New Orleans and NAS/JRB New Orleans, as well as aboard HARRY S TRUMAN, BATAAN, TORTUGA and IWO JIMA. It was at once both a grim and an incredibly uplifting experience. Some of my impressions:
  • Another side of the Katrina Relief Effort

    09/12/2005 8:06:38 PM PDT · by concretebob · 64 replies · 1,267+ views
    email from my brother-in-law | 12 September 2005 | CO USS IWO JIMA
    From CO USS IWO JIMA in New Orleans Interesting perspective on the Navy's involvement in Hurricane Katrina relief: Subject: IWO Update - 6 Sep 05 Hello All; Since I took over IWO JIMA over a year ago, I felt as though I had control of the destiny of the ship. I thought I lost it today, the first time ever, and that we were merely reacting to events rather than controlling them. Within the first 24 hours after arriving pierside in New Orleans, IWO JIMA has become many things. We are one of the few full service airports in the...
  • Waiting for Another Hiroshima

    08/18/2005 5:38:03 PM PDT · by forty_years · 10 replies · 948+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | August 18, 2005 | Andrew Jaffee
    August 6th marked the 60th anniversary of America’s use of an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. While some still argue that President Truman’s decision to use the A-bomb was “controversial,” they are afflicted with the scourge of our time, the loss of a sense of moral proportion and certainty. Unfortunately, those with relativistic morals will lead us to see the day when nuclear weapons are used again – this time to end once and for all the barbaric savagery of Islamism. Green Left Weekly (GLW) calls the U.S. putting a swift end to WWII – using atomic...
  • Driving to Marine Corps War Memorial parking lot (Rosslyn / Arlington VA)

    08/18/2005 6:16:57 AM PDT · by rudy45 · 4 replies · 248+ views
    Self
    I have walked there several times from Rosslyn Metro station. However, I have never driven there, and would like to (would have family). Looking at the map, it appears that the road to the parking lot goes through Arlington Cemetery. Is that correct? If so, does that mean I can drive to the Marine Corps Memorial parking lot ONLY WHEN the cemetery is open? Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
  • Japan Honours US Dead At Iwo Jima

    06/19/2005 6:47:14 PM PDT · by blam · 26 replies · 13,009+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-20-2005 | Colin Joyce
    Japan honours US dead at Iwo Jima By Colin Joyce in Tokyo (Filed: 20/06/2005) Junichiro Koizumi yesterday became Japan's first serving prime minister to visit Iwo Jima in what analysts say is an effort to counter his image as a nationalist and revisionist. Mr Koizumi paid his respects alongside bereaved Japanese and representatives of the American army He made his visit during a ceremony marking one of the Second World War's most symbolic battles in which American troops first captured Japanese territory 60 years ago. The moment was caught in an iconic photograph of troops hoisting the Stars and Stripes...
  • Remembering Iwo Jima and the B-29 Bomber Feb 19-20 2005

    02/14/2005 7:50:35 PM PST · by Denver Ditdat · 8 replies · 993+ views
    The Collins Amateur Radio Club, in cooperation with the Cedar Valley Amateur Radio Club will be operating a special Amateur Radio Station at The Carl and Mary Koehler History Center, 615 1St. Ave. S.E. Cedar Rapids on February 19th and 20th to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the WWII invasion of Iwo Jima. February 19th is 60 years, to the day, from the landing on Iwo Jima by American forces. In that battle, which was fought to secure an emergency landing site for B-29's that were bombing Japan, 6,821 US forces were killed and 19,217 wounded. Iwo Jima was...
  • Could a Little Boy Be Proof of Reincarnation?

    04/24/2004 11:35:11 AM PDT · by churchillbuff · 255 replies · 1,124+ views
    ABC News ^ | April 20, 04 | ABC News
    Nearly six decades ago, a 21-year-old Navy fighter pilot on a mission over the Pacific was shot down by Japanese artillery. His name might have been forgotten, were it not for 6-year-old James Leininger. Quite a few people — including those who knew the fighter pilot — think James is the pilot, reincarnated. James' parents, Andrea and Bruce, a highly educated, modern couple, say they are "probably the people least likely to have a scenario like this pop up in their lives." But over time, they have become convinced their little son has had a former life. From an early...