Author(s): James H. Hallas
Date: Format: EPUB Language: English ISBN/ASIN: 081171795X
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When the smoke cleared on Iwo Jima in March 1945, 19,000 American Marines had been wounded and 7,000 were dead, a casualty rate of nearly 39 percent. Lasting over a month, Iwo was the Marines’ bloodiest battle of the war and the only Pacific battle in which a U.S. landing force suffered more casualties than it inflicted. It was also the most highly decorated single engagement in Marine Corps history.
Focuses on the twenty-two Marines and five Navy personnel who received the Medal of Honor and the actions that earned the award
Accounts of men at war showing gallantry under fire in one of the country’s most storied engagements
Recounts the entire Battle of Iwo Jima through its most dramatic moments