On February 19, 1945, US Marines and Sailors began the battle of Iwo Jima. At 0900 the first of 70,000 Marines and Sailors hit the beach at Iwo Jima, facing approximately 21,000 dug in Japanese. The famous flag raising photo by Joe Rosenthal took place 4 days after the beginning of the attack. The attack itself lasted 35 days. In that time, there were approximately 25,000 US servicemember casualties. There were 27 Medals of Honor given after the attack, 14 of those were posthumous. Thank a Marine today.
BERRY LAW – AMERICA’S VETERANS LAW FIRM