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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...
Past brothers in arms reunite during Marine Corps Trials March 11, 2015, Wounded Warrior Regiment
The Wounded Warrior Regiment gathered wounded, ill and injured Marines, Marine veterans and international wounded warrior athletes for the 2015 Marine Corps Trials aboard...
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...