Striking images from the battle of Iwo Jima: Flat Nose Flossie, a Coast Guard manned LST buries its nose in the volcanic sands of Iwo Jima beachhead, Japan on Feb. 27, 1945, while elements of a Marine Corps amphibious tractor unit unload cargo under protection of forward guns
John Wayne & WW2 Marine Veteran John Bradley - The Duke never served in the military, but spent a lot of time in combat zones supporting our troops. BTW, a lot of GIs signed up because of what they saw on the screen from this All-American hero!
U.S. Marines of the 5th Division inch their way up a sand dune on Red Beach No. 1 toward Mount Suribachi, as the smoke of the battle drifts over them during the initial invasion on Iwo Jima, on February, 19, 1945.
"Sid- There are not enough words. John Wayne 1950" (instead of typical hand prints, he left a fist print. They also mixed in sand from Iwo Jima into the wet cement in recognition of Wayne's latest hit, Sands of Iwo Jima, 1949)