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 Lieutenant) March 02, 2015

Marine Harry Williams was a machine gun squad leader in WWII and fought in many battles in the South Pacific. One of the most important battles to the United States was Iwo Jima. Mr. Williams speaks about the famous flag photo being raised.

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Seventy years ago, U.S. Marines secured Mount Suribachi on the island of Iwo Jima, beginning a long and bloody fight for control of the World War II Japanese outpost.

  1. U.S. Marines switch out the smaller flag for a larger one during the battle at Iwo Jima on Feb. 23, 1945. (Bob
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 Lieutenant) February 21, 2015

The American amphibious invasion of Iwo Jima during World War II stemmed from the need for a base near the Japanese coast. Following elaborate preparatory air and naval bombardment, three U.S. marine divisions landed on the island in February 1945. Iwo Jima was defended by roughly 23,000...read more

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