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  • Mural In Tehran Mocks U.S. Soldiers

    12/10/2015 8:14:01 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 22 replies ^ | 10 dec 2015 | Adam Kredo
    A “Times Square-scale mural” mocking American soldiers has been erected in the Iranian capital city of Tehran, according to pictures published by an advocacy organization pushing for democracy in Iran.
  • PBS Documentary: Former Foe Pays Amazing Tribute to American Veterans

    11/11/2015 2:28:45 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 16 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 11, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Today is Veterans Day and ironically one of the greatest tributes paid to American veterans was made by a former deadly foe. A PBS documentary, Iwo Jima: From Combat to Comrades,broadcast yesterday and available online, featured the 70th reunion on Iwo Jima ofveterans of that bloody battle. Among the veterans was Tsuruji Akikusa, a former radioman in the Imperial Japanese Navy who was badly wounded. As one of the very few Japanese survivors of Iwo Jima and one of the last who is still alive, he is quite a rarity. However, what makes him really special is the incredible tribute...
  • 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 islands 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 Staffs familial ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and the close relationship between Humas mother and Egypts new first lady? Think Progress refers to Limbaughs claims as baseless. First, here is Rushs commentary on the subject on June 26th (via Think Progress): The first sign that Rushs claim is not baseless is that Think Progress says it is. Now that weve 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 mans 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 childs 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.

    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...