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Battle of Iwojima forgotten, except toll

Mar 25, 2015

Battle of Iwojima forgotten, except toll

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 sailors ...