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My Grandfather was part of the battle for Iwo Jima. He was a new minted Ensign on the LSM-211 which was an amphibious Landing Ship Medium.     Two days before his 21st birthday is went the landings started. As he told the story the LSM-211 was apart of four ship flotilla that landed the […]

  Memorial Day Theodosia Pickering Garrison   A handful of old men walking down the village street In worn, brushed uniforms, their gray heads high; A faded flag above them, one drum to lift their feet- Look again, O heart of mine, and see what passes by! There’s a vast crowd swaying, there’s a wild […]

Raising the Flag Over Iwo Jima, February 23, 1945 The photograph of Marines raising the American flag at the summit of Mt. Suribachi during the battle for Iwo Jima has become an enduring image of bravery and heroism. However, this was actually the second flag raised on the mountain’s summit that day. The first […]