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The Battle for Iwo Jima

70th Anniversary

"Among the Americans who served on Iwo Island, uncommon valor was a common virtue." -- U.S. Navy Fleet Adm. Chester W. Nimitz, March 16, 1945

Seventy years after the Battle for Iwo Jima, the Defense Department remembers the courage and sacrifice of the service members who fought on the Pacific island, and those who gave their lives there.


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