Battle of Iwojima forgotten, except toll

Mar 25, 2015

Battle of Iwojima forgotten, except toll

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When Yoshitaka Shindo was a boy, he did not hear much from his family about his grandfather, Tadamichi Kuribayashi, commander of the Japanese troops who fought and died in the bloody Battle of Iwojima. The battle, in which nearly 7,000 U.S. Marines and Navy ...

Abe vows faster hunt for Iwojima's fallen

Apr 16, 2013

Abe vows faster hunt for Iwojima's fallen

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday visited Iwoto Island and pledged to speed up the recovery of the remains of Imperial Japanese Army soldiers killed in the Battle of Iwojima, in a pilgrimage intended to mark a break from the postwar period. “We have ...

Iconic Iwojima photo: a survival story

Mar 1, 2013

Iconic Iwojima photo: a survival story

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The battle had raged for four days, and would continue for 31 more, a marathon of sand and heat and unrelenting death. But at that moment there was an order from the brass: Get a bigger flag up there. The small American flag fluttering ...