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

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

Sands of Iwo Jima DVD (1949) Starring John Wayne; Directed by Allan Dwan; Starring John Agar; Olive Films $19.95 on OLDIES.com

Sands of Iwo Jima DVD (1949) Starring John Wayne; Directed by Allan Dwan; Starring John Agar; Olive Films $19.95 on OLDIES.com

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!

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!

Sands of Iwo Jima / HU DVD 1655 / http://catalog.wrlc.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=6476846

Sands of Iwo Jima / HU DVD 1655 / http://catalog.wrlc.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=6476846

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Pictures & Photos from Sands of Iwo Jima (1949) - IMDb

Pictures & Photos from Sands of Iwo Jima (1949) - IMDb

My Grandpa met him. He said "I knew i was standing in the midst of greatness".
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Actor John Wayne, Major General Graves Erskine, and others at the premier of the film Sands of Iwo Jima, 14 Dec 1949

Actor John Wayne, Major General Graves Erskine, and others at the premier of the film Sands of Iwo Jima, 14 Dec 1949

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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.

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.

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"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)

"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)

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