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Iwo Jima
"Among the Americans who served on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue." 
Admiral Nimitz, 1945


Iwo Jima is the largest of three islands that make up Japan's Volcano group. Located about 1,210 km (750 mi) south of Tokyo, it has an area of 21 Ü (8 æ) and a maximum elevation, on Mount Suribachi, of 166 m (546 ft). About 1,000 Japanese live on the island. Volcanic in origin, Iwo Jima has soil suitable for growing sugarcane, making a sugar refining industry possible. Sulfur mining is a major activity.


     Japan annexed the Volcano Islands in 1887 and used them as a major military base during World War II. In February 1945, U.S. Marines launched a costly battle to capture Iwo Jima; a photograph of the American flag being raised on Suribachi was the basis for the famous sculpture in Arlington, Va. The U.S. Navy controlled Iwo Jima until its return to Japan in 1968.

The Battle for Iwo Jima 
     The battle for control of the island of Iwo Jima, one of the bloodiest battles in both Marine and American history, began February 19th, 1945 as part of the island-hopping campaign of the Pacific theater. Ultimately, 26,000 Marines would be wounded or slain - exceeding Union losses at the battle of Gettysburg. Beginning in the summer of 1944, long range American B-29's had been pounding the Japanese islands. However, because of the great distances from US bomber bases in the Mariana's, fighter escort was impossible, leaving American bombers vulnerable to Japanese fighter attacks. Roughly 650 miles from Tokyo, the Pacific command set its sights on the 8 square mile island of Iwo Jima as an ideal base for fighter escorts, as well as a refuge for crippled bombers returning from strikes.

     Anticipating the strong attraction of Iwo Jima and its three airfields to the Americans, the Japanese constructed elaborate defenses of the island that they would defend with suicidal ferocity. 21,000 Imperial Japanese troops under the command of General Kuribayashi fought in a series of underground bunkers consisting of 1,500 rooms, connected by 16 miles of tunnels. His superiors instructed him that a high enough casualty rate among the invaders might persuade the United States not to engage in an invasion of the Japanese home islands. Kuribayashi's plans called for no Japanese survivors.

     110,000 Marines, embarked on over 800 ships, took part in the invasion, the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific theater up to that point. One in three Marines would be killed or wounded. The invasion by the 4th and 5th Marine Divisions was preceded by a sustained aerial bombardment by the Air Force, the greatest preliminary "pounding" of any island in the war. Unfortunately, the bombardment did little damage to the underground bunkers, virtually all of which survived intact for the amphibious landing. The Marines landed on beaches overlooked by the 550-foot tall Mt. Suribachi at the southern tip of the island, from which Japanese soldiers rained down automatic weapons fire, rockets and anti-landing craft fire. The casualty rate among the first waves of attackers was murderous as they were caught in the sights of well-positioned enemy machine gunners.

     The fighting on Iwo Jima was characterized by the step-by-step elimination of tenacious Japanese defenders deeply entrenched underground and rarely seen by American Marines. Flame-throwers and grenades were staples in flushing the defenders from their subterranean strongholds. The level of gallantry displayed by the Marines is among the most conspicuous in the history of warfare. Fighting foot-by-foot against heavily armed defenders, the Marines found themselves unable to dig foxholes in the volcanic ash that made up much of the island, exposing them to the withering machine-gun fire of the enemy. Nevertheless, the courage of the Marines was endless, and the island was eventually taken. Admiral Chester Nimitz remarked of the Marines on Iwo Jima, "Uncommon valor was a common virtue."

     The raising of the American flag by five Marines and a Navy corpsman on top of Mt. Suribachi was ordered by a Marine sergeant to boost the morale of the men, as it could be seen from a great distance. Furthermore, the extinct volcano represented the most difficult obstacle of the battle, and its being taken was symbolically important to the men. Photographer Joe Rosenthal captured the image, propelling the flag-raisers to instant hero status in the United States. The picture of the flag-raising, the most reproduced photograph of all time, was used as the model for the Marine Corps monument designed by Felix de Weldon, and quickly became a nationally recognized symbol of the courage of American troops abroad. Only three of the six flag-raisers survived the battle. Ironically, the flag-raising on Mt. Suribachi took place weeks before the battle ended on March 25th. In 36 days of combat, American forces sustained over 6,000 killed in action, and almost 20,000 presumed dead, wounded or missing. The Japanese suffered over 20,000 dead, with only 1,000 being taken prisoner.

     Iwo Jima proved itself an indispensable asset to the Pacific command. Before the end of the war, thousands of fighters took off from its runways, and this 'stepping stone' served as a staging ground for countless Allied advances. Twenty-seven Medals of Honor were awarded to Marines and sailors, many posthumously more than were awarded for any other single operation during the war.

History of the Iwo Jima Memorial 

     Joe Rosenthal's Pulitzer Prize winning photograph of five Marines and a Navy corpsman raising an American flag atop Mount Surabachi during the horrific battle for Iwo Jima during the Pacific War captivated the psyche of a nation at war. It has become the most reproduced picture in the history of photography.
     Public demand to erect a monument memorializing this moment in American military history was strong in the wake of the Second World War's end. Felix DeWeldon was commissioned to design and sculpt a statue depicting the event. In fact, DeWeldon had been so struck by Rosenthal's photograph when it appeared in newspapers, he constructed a scale model and later a life-size one from it while in the service of the US Navy during the war.
     The monument, both its sculpture and base components, was paid for entirely through $850,000 of private donations. Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Lemuel C. Shepherd handpicked the Arlington Ridge site for the memorial. Officially known as the Marine War Memorial, it was dedicated on November 10, 1954, the 179th birthday of the Marine Corps, by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
     The Iwo Jima Memorial depicts five US Marines, Sgt. Michael Strank, Cpl. Harland H. Block, Pfc. Franklin R. Sousley, Pfc. Rene A. Gagnon, and Pfc. Ira Hayes, and one Navy corpsman, PhM 2/c John H. Bradley raising the national colors on top of volcanic Mount Surabachi. Felix DeWeldon sculpted the monument using pictures depicting the event and those three participants who had died in the further fighting for the island. In addition, those three men who had survived modeled for DeWeldon personally, in order to achieve greater accuracy.
     The Marine War Memorial has become hallowed ground for many Americans. It is a place for reflection, quiet thought, and is the scene of numerous Marine parades and ceremonies throughout the year.

Medal of Honor recipients 
Cpl CHARLES J. BERRY
3/3/1945 1/26 Iwo Jima
PFC WILLIAM R. CADDY
3/3/1945 I/3/26 Iwo Jima
Col JUSTICE M. CHAMBERS
19-22/3/1945 3BLT/25 Iwo Jima
Sgt DARRELL S. COLE
19/3/1945 B/1/23 Iwo Jima
Capt ROBERT H. DUNLAP
20-21/3/1945 C/1/26 Iwo Jima
Sgt ROSS F. GRAY
21/3/1945 A/1/25 Iwo Jima
Sgt WILLIAM G. HARREL
3/3/1945 1/28 Iwo Jima
Lt RUFUS G HERRING USN
17/3/1945 LCI (G) 449 Iwo Jima
PFC DOUGLAS T. JACOBSON
26/3/1945 3/23 Iwo Jima
Sgt JOSEPH R. JULIAN
9/3/1945 1/27 Iwo Jima
PFC JAMES D. LA BELLE
8/3/1945 Wpns Co/27 Iwo Jima
2ndLt JOHN H LEIMS
7/3/1945 B/1/9 Iwo Jima
PFC JACKLYN H. LUCAS
20/3/1945 1/26 Iwo Jima
1stLt JACK LUMMUS
8/3/1945 E/2/27 Iwo Jima
1stLt HARRY L. MARTIN
26/3/1945 C/5 Pinr Bn Iwo Jima
Capt JOSEPH J. MCCARTHY
21/2/1945 G/2/24 Iwo Jima
Pvt GEORGE PHILLIPS
14/3/1945 2/28 Iwo Jima
PM1st Class FRANCIS J PIERCE USN 15-16/3/1945 2/24 Iwo Jima
PFC DONALD J. RUHL
19-21/2/1945 E/2/28 Iwo Jima
Pvt FRANKLIN E. SIGLER
14/3/1945 2/26 Iwo Jima
Cpl TONY STEIN
19/2/1945 A/1/28 Iwo Jima
PM 2d Class George E Wahlen USN 3/3/1945 2/26 Iwo Jima
GySgt WILLIAM C. WALSH
27/3/1945 G/3/27 Iwo Jima
Pvt WILSON D. WATSON
26-27/2/1945 2/9 Iwo Jima
Cpl HERSHEL W. WILLIAMS
23/2/1945 1/21 Iwo Jima
PM 3d Class Jack Williams USN 3/3/1945 3/28 Iwo Jima
PM 1st Class John H Willis
USN 28/3/1945 3/27 Iwo Jima

Navy Cross recipients 
Abel, Rondo G. Cpl G/3/26
Feb 24, 1945 Iwo Jima
Adcock, Clinton M. Pfc I/3/23 21/2/1945 Iwo Jima
Albaugh, Daniel S. Pfc A/1/27
20/3/1945 Iwo Jima KIA
Alford, Bennett W. 1LT G/3/26 21/3/1945 Iwo Jima
Allen, Walter H. Sgt H/3/26 2/22/1945 Iwo Jima
Anderberg, Martin L. Pfc 3/28
21/2/1945 Iwo Jima KIA
Antonelli, John W. Maj 2/27
19/2-16/3/1945 Iwo Jima
Archambault, Raoul J. 1LT K/3/21 23/2/1945 Iwo Jima
Asbill, Edward L. Maj B/1/25
21/2/1945 Iwo Jima
Babich, John B. Pfc C/5th Engineer 5th Feb 22, 1945 Iwo Jima KIA
Baggett, Barnie O. Cpl C/1/27 5th Feb 28, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Bahring, Raymond W. Cpl C/5th Engineer 5th Feb 21-Mar 1, 1945 Iwo Jima
Barrow, Thomas E. P/Sgt E/2/9 3d Feb 26-Mar 8, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Basilone, John. G/Sgt C/1/27 5th Feb 19, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Bell, Josiah Scott Pfc I/3/23 4th Feb 19-26, 1945 Iwo Jima
Benedict, Harold E. Pfc G/3/28 5th Feb 23, 1945 Iwo Jima
Bleau, Calvin J. Pvt D/2/28 5th Mar 11, 1945 Iwo Jima
Boehm, Harold C. LTC 3/9 3d Feb 25-Mar 11, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Boone, Louis Henry, Jr. Cpl H&S/28 5th Feb 19, 1945 Iwo Jima
Brennan, James Clark Capt G/3/27 5th Mar 20, 1945 Iwo Jima
Brunelli, Austin R. LTC 1/24 4th Mar 8-16, 1945 Iwo Jima
Budzynski, Joseph M. Cpl F/2/25 4th Feb 27, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Butler, John A. LTC 1/27 5th Feb 19-Mar 5, 1945 Iwo Jima
Caldwell, Frank C. Capt F/2/26 5th Feb 19-Mar 16, 1945 Iwo Jima
Canejo, Lionel A. Pfc B/1/25 4th Feb 21, 1945 Iwo Jima
Carson, D.A. Pfc D/2/28 5th Mar 1, 1945 Iwo Jima
Carter, Andrew J., Jr. Pfc Mar 3, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Casey, Daniel F. 2LT A/1/9 3d Mar 6, 1945 Iwo Jima
Castle, Donald H. Capt H/3/26 5th Mar 7, 1945 Iwo Jima
Charlton, Jason T. Sgt Recon/HQ 4th Feb 17, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Coleman, Edward J. Pfc A/1/26 5th Feb 22 & Mar 7, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Cona, Angelo M. 1LT H/3/26 5th Feb 22, 1945 Iwo Jima
Craig, Francis S., Jr. 1LT F/2/25 4th Feb 19, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Danford, Cleo Stanley, Jr. Cpl C/1/26 5th Mar 7, 1945 Iwo Jima
Davidson, Ira WO Weapons/24 4th Feb 21, 1945 Iwo Jima
Dillon, Edward J. LTC 23 4th Feb 19-Mar 16, 1945 Iwo Jima
Dixon, James H. Cpl 5th Tank 5th Feb 20, 1945 Iwo Jima
Doiron, Camille J. Sgt K/3/25 4th Feb 19 & Mar 11, 1945 Iwo Jima
Donnelly, James C. Pfc B/1/26 5th Feb 21, 1945 Iwo Jima
Duncan, Rea Eugene Capt B/1/26 5th Feb 21, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Eagle, Wesley Pvt C/1/27 5th Mar 4-10, 1945 Iwo Jima
Eddy, William A., Jr. Capt B/1/24 4th Feb 19 & Mar 8, 1945 Iwo Jima
Edgar, Charles R. Cpl 3/28 1st Mar 13, 1945 Iwo Jima
Erickson, Theodore O. Pfc A/11th Amphib V Amphib. Corps Mar 15, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Eusey, Charles J. Capt I/3/26 5th Feb 26, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA 2d Award (2NCs WWII) Fagan, Francis L. Capt G/2/9 3d Feb 25 & 26, 1945 Iwo Jima
Fagan, Richard LTC 3/26 5th Feb 24, 1945 Iwo Jima
Faltyn, Hubert J. Sgt D/2/26 5th Mar 13-16, 1945 Iwo Jima
Filip, Robert C. Pvt L/3/21 3d Mar 1, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Fisher, Byron Earl 2LT H/3/27 5th Mar 13, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Folsom, John G. Cpl F/2/26 5th Feb 26, 1945 Iwo Jima
Fransko, Robert Pfc HQ/1/9 3d Feb 27, 1945 Iwo Jima
Frederick, Eugene J., Jr. Pfc E/2/23 4th Feb 28, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Fufidio, Walter J. Cook 2/13 5th Mar 23, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Gabriel, Williard F. Pfc 3/28 5th Mar 7, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Gambino, Frank J. Cook L/3/23 4th Mar 3, 1945 Iwo Jima
Garrett, Nolen M. Sgt D/2/27 5th Mar 9, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Gelshenen, Martin L. 2LT F/2/26 5th Mar 3, 1945 Iwo Jima
Glenn, Robert S. 1LT HQ 3d Feb 25, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Goff, William A. Pfc G/3/28 5th Feb 19-20, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Gray, Philip R. Capt I/3/27 5th Feb 28, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Grossi, Dominick J. 2LT K/3/21 3d Feb 24, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Gabriel, Williard F. Pfc 3/28 5th Mar 7, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Gambino, Frank J. Cook L/3/23 4th Mar 3, 1945 Iwo Jima
Garrett, Nolen M. Sgt D/2/27 5th Mar 9, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Gelshenen, Martin L. 2LT F/2/26 5th Mar 3, 1945 Iwo Jima
Glenn, Robert S. 1LT HQ 3d Feb 25, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Goff, William A. Pfc G/3/28 5th Feb 19-20, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Gray, Philip R. Capt I/3/27 5th Feb 28, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Grossi, Dominick J. 2LT K/3/21 3d Feb 24, 1945 Iwo Jima
Hahn, Orville V. Pfc A/1/23 4th Mar 3, 1945 Iwo Jima
Hansen, Chris M. R. 1LT C/1/9 3d Feb 25, 1945 Iwo Jima
Harkness, Robert P/Sgt D/2/27 5th Mar 6, 1945 Iwo Jima
Harper, Harold E. 1Sgt G/3/26 5th Mar 15, 1945 Iwo Jima
Harrison, Henry A., Jr. Pfc H/3/26 5th Mar 15, 1945 Iwo Jima
Headley, James G. Capt 3/25 4th Feb 22-Mar 17, 1945 Iwo Jima
Hermle, Leo D. B/Gen 5th Feb 19-Mar 26, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Hernandez, Nicholas Cpl H/3/26 5th Mar 7 & 8, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Hoffman, Raymond G. Sgt H/3/26 5th Mar 2, 1945 Iwo Jima
Holt, Rommie L. 1LT I/3/25 4th Feb 19-Mar 17, 1945 Iwo Jima
Hopkins, Thomas D., Jr. 1LT H/3/28 5th Feb 27, 1945 Iwo Jima
Howell, Donald S. Pfc E/2/28 5th Mar 4, 1945 Iwo Jima
Hudson, Lewis C. LTC 2/25 4th Feb 19 & 20, 1945 Iwo Jima
Hull, Donald L. Sgt 2/26 5th Feb 26-Mar 3, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Hyland, George B. G/Sgt C/1/26 5th Mar 2, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Ioanna, John G. Pfc F/2/25 4th Mar 10, 12 & 13, 1945 Iwo Jima
Iversen, Ivan B. Cpl H&S/5th Engineer 5th Mar 1, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Johnson, Chandler W. LTC 2/28 5th Feb 19-Mar 2, 1945 Iwo Jima
Johnson, Wallace W. Cpl B/4th Tank 4th Feb 28, 1945 Iwo Jima
Johnston, Samuel D. G/Sgt C/4th Tank 4th Feb 19-Mar 16, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Jones, Harold B. Pvt E/2/26 5th Feb 24, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Jovanovich, George C. 2LT Feb 19, 1945 Iwo Jima
Julian, Jesse P. 1LT C/1/27 5th Feb 28, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Kail, William E. Pfc 3/26 5th Mar 15, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Keane, Charles P. Pvt B/1/27 5th Mar 15, 1945 Iwo Jima
Kellogg, Frederick A. 1LT E/2/27 5th Feb 25, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Kelton, C.J. Pfc 5th Tank 5th Feb 22, 1945 Iwo Jima KIA
Kenyon, Howard N. Col 9 3d Feb 25, 1945 Iwo Jima
Ketcham, William T., Jr. Capt I/3/24 4th Feb 24, 1945 Iwo Jima
Komnenich, Louis Pfc E/2/27 5th Mar 8, 1945 Iwo Jima
Kost, Michael R. Sgt C/1/28 5th Mar 9, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Krenzer, Leonard 2LT E/2/9 3d Mar 3, 1945 Iwo Jima
Langford, N.J. Sgt L/3/25 4th Feb 26 & Mar 17, 1945 Iwo Jima
Lanigan, John R. Col 25 4th Feb 19-Mar 16, 1945 Iwo Jima
Latch, Darius W. Pfc G/2/23 4th Mar 10, 1945 Iwo Jima
Lauderdale, Claude E. Sgt D/2/26 5th Mar 22, 1945 Iwo Jima
Lemcke, Julius O. Capt C/3d Tank 3d Mar 4, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Lindblad, Carl J. 1LT A/1/9 3d Feb 27, 1945 Iwo Jima
Little, James T. Pfc H/3/26 5th Mar 17-26, 1945 Iwo Jima
2d Award (2 NCs WWII) Liversedge, Harry Bluett Col 28 5th Feb 19-Mar 27, 1945 Iwo Jima
Lutchkus, George F. Cpl B/1/27 5th Feb 19, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Mahoney, Thomas G. 1LT I/3/28 5th Feb 21, 1945 Iwo Jima
Makstutis, John B. Sgt I/3/28 5th Mar 16, 1945 Iwo Jima
Marini, Daniel J. Sgt F/2/25 4th Mar 15, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Martin, David W. 2LT F/2/9 3d Feb 24-Mar 20, 1945 Iwo Jima
Maupin, Delbert D. Pvt I/3/25 4th Feb 19, 1945 Iwo Jima
Mayers, Thomas J. Pfc 1/26 5th Feb 21, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA McCarver, William S. Pfc D/2/27 5th Feb 19-Mar 6, 1945 Iwo Jima
McDaniel, Stanley C. Capt C/1/23 4th Feb 26, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA McDermott, James S. Capt 3/26 5th Feb 25 & Mar 3, 1945 Iwo Jima
McGinn, Addies S., Jr. G/Sgt K/3/23 4th Feb 21, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA McGreevey, James E. Sgt C/4th Engineer 4th Feb 19, 1945 Iwo Jima
McLellan, Paul F. Sgt G/2/9 3d Feb 26-Mar 15, 1945 Iwo Jima
McPoland, James J. 1LT I/3/26 5th Mar 18, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Mears, Dwayne E. Capt 1/28 5th Feb 19, 1945 Iwo Jima
1st Award (2 NCs WWII) Mee, Fenton J. Maj 1/25 4th Mar 16, 1945 Iwo Jima
Melville, Max E. Pvt C/1/27 5th Feb 19, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Montgomery, Elmer F. Sgt C/1/9 3d Mar 11, 1945 Iwo Jima
Mueller, Bernhardt L. Cpl B/1/28 5th Mar 8, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Murphree, Jesse E. Sgt G/2/24 4th Feb 19-Mar 15, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Murray, Michael F., Jr. P/Sgt C/1/24 4th Mar 3, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Mustain, Hollis U. LTC 1/25 4th Feb 19-21, 1945 Iwo Jima
Nelson, Edward C., Jr. Capt C/5th Tank 5th Feb 20, 1945 Iwo Jima
Nero, Louis C. Sgt 5th Engineer 5th Feb 19 & Mar 21, 1945 Iwo Jima
Nosarzewski, John Pfc 3/21 3d Mar 3, 1945 Iwo Jima
O'Bannon, Wilcie A. 1LT F/2/9 3d Feb 26-Mar 8, 1945 Iwo Jima
Ortiz, Robert Manuel Pfc F/2/25 4th Feb 19-Mar 1, 1945 Iwo Jima
Palmer, Frank L. Pvt D/2/26 5th Mar 15, 1945 Iwo Jima
Parrott, Robert L. Cpl F/2/28 5th Feb 21, 1945 Iwo Jima
Pennell, Edward S. 2LT E/2/28 5th Feb 20, 1945 Iwo Jima
Percy, George A. Maj 2/25 3d Feb 21-Mar 16, 1945 Iwo Jima
Pierce, Harold G. Sgt C/5th Engineer 5th Feb 21, 1945 Iwo Jima KIA
Pierce, Warren H. Sgt F/2/23 4th Feb 19, 1945 Iwo Jima KIA
Pollock, Daniel C. LTC 1/26 5th Mar 19, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Pound, Henry T. Pvt G/2/24 4th Mar 1, 1945 Iwo Jima
Powers, James J. Sgt H&S/28 5th Mar 1, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Queeney, Martin J. Sgt 1/28 5th Feb 21, 1945 Iwo Jima
Rea, Amedeo Maj 2/26 5th Mar 15, 1945 Iwo Jima KIA
Remington, Donald A. Cpl E/2/9 3d Feb 26, 1945-Mar 7, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Richardson, Orbert B. 2LT A/5th Tank 5th Feb 24, 1945 Iwo Jima
Ridlon, Walter J., Jr. Capt F/2/24 4th Feb 19-Mar 16, 1945 Iwo Jima
Robbins, Franklin C. Cpl C/1/24 4th Feb 19-Mar 1, 1945 Iwo Jima
Robertson, Donn J. LTC 3/27 5th Feb 19-Mar 23, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Rogers, Lawrence D. Pfc 3d Engineer 3d Mar 12, 1945 Iwo Jima
Rogers, Raymond D. Pfc F/28 5th Feb 21, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Rutledge, Alvin O. Pvt F/2/25 4th Mar 4, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Ryan, James S. Cpl I/3/28 5th Feb 20, 1945 Iwo Jima
Sands, Charles S. Capt B/5th Tank 5th Feb 28, 1945 Iwo Jima
Sands, Charles S. Capt B/5th Tank 5th Feb 28, 1945 Iwo Jima
Savage, Merritt M. Sgt A/1/28 5th Feb 19, 1945 Iwo Jima
Scheidleman, Cedric J. 1LT C/1/27 5th Feb 19, 1945 Iwo Jima
Schmille, Donald E. Pfc C/1/27 5th Mar 13, 1945 Iwo Jima
Schrier, Harold George 1LT E/2/28 5th Feb 23, 1943 Iwo Jima
Sganga, Joseph T. Cpl F/2/24 4th Mar 5, 1945 Iwo Jima
Sganga, Joseph T. Cpl F/2/24 4th Mar 5, 1945 Iwo Jima
Sganga, Joseph T. Cpl F/2/24 4th Mar 5, 1945 Iwo Jima
Sganga, Joseph T. Cpl F/2/24 4th Mar 5, 1945 Iwo Jima
Shaker, Conrad F. Cpl 1/28 5th Feb 19, 1945 Iwo Jima
Shannon, William L. 2LT A/1/25 4th Feb 19, 1945 Iwo Jima
Sheehan, Charles M. Pvt K/3/25 4th Feb 19-Mar 17, 1945 Iwo Jima
Sheipe, Robert G. Cpl L/3/25 4th Feb 26, 1945 Iwo Jima
Shootman, Charles R. Pvt A/5th Engineer 5th Feb 19-Mar 10, 1945 Iwo Jima
Smallwood, George H. Sgt F/2/27 5th Mar 6, 1945 Iwo Jima
Stephenson, James L. Cpl 5th Tank 5th Feb 22, 1945 Iwo Jima
Tankersley, Oral L. Pvt H/3/28 5th Mar 14, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Tanner, Karl 1LT 1/28 5th Mar 1-9, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Taylor, Clifton Ellsworth P/Sgt F/2/28 5th Feb 21, 1945 Iwo Jima
Terry, Morris L. P/Sgt F/2/25 4th Feb 28, 1945 Iwo Jima
Thomas, Ernest I., Jr. P/Sgt E/2/28 5th Feb 21, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Thostenson, Thorborn M. Sgt C/1/28 5th Feb 19, 1945 Iwo Jima
Towne, Harry Cpl I/3/27 5th Feb 27, 1945 Iwo Jima
Unger, William Thomas P/Sgt B/5th Tank 5th Feb 20, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Van Beest, William H. 1LT 1/27 5th Mar 13, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Van Dyke, William H. P/Sgt 2/26 5th Feb 22, 1945 Iwo Jima
Vargas, Salvador Pvt C/1/27 5th Mar 12, 1945 Iwo Jima
Vaught, Orville O. Cpl A/1/9 3d Feb 27, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Veneri, George T. Pfc 21 3d Feb 28, 1945 Iwo Jima
Villa, Albert M. Sgt B/1/9 3d Feb 27, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Vincent, James Kiernan Pfc K/3/25 4th Feb 19, 1945 Iwo Jima
Voss, Clair Horton 2LT A/1/27 5th Feb 27, 1945 Iwo Jima
Wallace Anthony B. 1945 LCI (G) Group Eight Iwo Jima
Weiss, George L. P/Sgt G/3/28 5th Feb 22, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Welch, Warren W. Pvt B/1/21 3d Mar 8, 1945 Iwo Jima
Wells, John K. 1LT E/2/28 5th Feb 21, 1945 Iwo Jima
Wensinger, Walter W. Col 23 4th Feb 19-Mar 16, 1945 Iwo Jima
Whalen, Joseph J. G/Sgt 3/28 5th Mar 13, 1945 Iwo Jima
Wherry, John H. G/Sgt G/3/27 5th Feb 27, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Willis, Jasper Pfc 3/26 5th Feb 24, 1945 Iwo Jima
Wilson, Ray E., Jr. Pfc I/3/26 5th Mar 14, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Wiser, Milard H. Pfc L/3/25 4th Mar 10, 1945 Iwo Jima
KIA Woerner, John Joseph Cpl 1/26 5th Feb 27, 1945 Iwo Jima
Wornham, Thomas A. Col 27 5th Feb 19-Mar 27, 1945 Iwo Jima
Wright, Frank J. 2LT B/1/28 5th Feb 19, 1945 Iwo Jima