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VMGR-152's PME, a flight you wouldn't want to miss Nov. 14, 2017, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan
Sand shifts below service members’ feet as sulfur engulfs the air and humidity lingers across the island. The weight of reality and historical value settles among them as they...
WWII Veterans, guests remember the battle of Iwo Jima March 25, 2017, III Marine Expeditionary Force
At the base of Mount Suribachi on Iwo To, among the most iconic places in Marine Corps history, U.S. Marine, Army and Air Force veterans, families alongside U.S. and Japanese...
USMC statement on Iwo Jima flag raisers June 23, 2016, Headquarters Marine Corps
The U.S. Marine Corps has concluded that a previously unknown Marine is in the iconic flag raising image taken atop Mt. Suribachi during the battle of Iwo Jima in...
Reflections of Iwo Jima; Pfc. James Krodel; 'Remembering friends lost 70 years later' March 18, 2015, Defense Media Activity
I met James Krodel and his wife Mary on the first day of the Iwo Jima Survivors and Family Association 70th anniversary reunion.  I toured part of a museum at Fort Sill,...
Reflections of Iwo Jima; Corporal Raymond Lueb; “32 days on Iwo Jima without scratch" March 16, 2015, Defense Media Activity
Raymond Lueb from Edmond, Oklahoma enlisted in the Marine Corps because he was going to be drafted and he wanted his choice of branch of service. Lueb spent about six months...
Reflections of Iwo Jima; Corporal Marshall Harris; “The ghost of 2nd Armored" March 13, 2015, Defense Media Activity
Marshall Harris from Elk River, Minnesota enlisted in the Marine Corps after he graduated from high school early because of World War II. Harris participated in several...
Marines observe 70th anniversary of the battle of Iwo Jima March 10, 2015, I Marine Expeditionary Force
Throughout World War II, the United States military proved its effectiveness in ways that changed the course of history. After 36 days and 6,821 American lives, the battle of...
Reflections of Iwo Jima; Sergeant William “Bill” Schott; “I prayed hard, I dug deep and I ran fast.” March 4, 2015, Defense Media Activity
William “Bill” Schott from Sioux City, Iowa, quit high school to enlist into the Marine Corps. Schott attended school for paratroopers at Camp Gillespie, Oklahoma for about...
Humble farmer now legendary Marine Feb. 23, 2015, Defense Media Activity
Hershel “Woody” Williams weighed only three pounds when he was born on a farm in Quiet Dell, West Virginia. His early education took place in a one-room schoolhouse.  As a...
Young students honor Iwo Jima survivors with songs, poetry Feb. 19, 2015, Defense Media Activity
History came to life in the form of three bus loads of aging gentlemen and their families for students and staff of Sheppard Air Force Base Elementary School, Texas during a...

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