SPOTLIGHT ON MARINE HEROES #4
The Marines of Iwo Jima–A Legacy of Valor
The Battle for Iwo Jima was the toughest military campaign in American history. On the 60th anniversary of Iwo Jima, World War II Gyrene looks back at the battle, and what it means for Americans today.
|Iwo Jima–19 February 1945, the 4th Marine Division landing on Yellow Beach 1
by Col Donna J. Neary, USMCR
Reproduced with permission of Heritage Studio.
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sources used for this section:
Iwo Jima–Amphibious Epic
World War II Pacific Island Guide
Volume 4, USMC Operations in World War II
The Fourth Marine Division in World War II
"Battalion on Iwo" Marine Corps Gazette November 1945
25th Marines casualty reports 19 Feb-16 Mar 45
26th Marines Special Action Report
28th Marines regimental daily journal