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WW II Hero Tony Stein Tony Stein was born in Dayton, Ohio. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on 22 Sep 1942. At Iwo Jima, manned with a light machine gun that he had previously taken from an aircraft, he fired while standing upright amidst heavy enemy fire to provide his fellow Marines time to get into position. He then charged nearby Japanese pillboxes alone, killing about 20 Japanese soldiers in close range. He ran out of ammunition eight times; each time, he ran back to the beach with a wounded Marine on his shoulders, resupplied himself, and ran right back into combat. On 1 Mar 1945, he was killed in action. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor and now rests in peace at Calvary Cemetery in Dayton, Ohio.
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Added: 24th March 2009
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Posted By: Old Fart
Iwo Jima Flag Raising One of the most famous and powerful images of the Second World War: Joe Rosenthal's dramatic photo of the Marines raising the American flag atop Mount Suribachi during the horrendously bloody Battle of Iwo Jima on February 23, 1945. (Actually only five of the six are Marines; one is a Navy corpsman.) Three of the men pictured here were killed in action before the terrible battle finally ended more than a month later.
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Added: 3rd February 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
On this date Feb 19 1945 Marines Land At Iwo Jima Thank you veterans!
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Added: 19th February 2008
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Posted By: Cliffy
Canadas Most Famous Photo Here's a good question for this website's regulars: What's the most famous photograph in American history? Is it the flag-raising at Iwo Jima? Is it the VJ Day kiss in New York City. Is it Lee Harvey Oswald getting shot? How about the grieving girl at Kent State? There are probably a dozen photos that merit consideration. In Canada we have no such debate. This is it: Frank Orr's photo of Paul Henderson celebrating his series wining goal in Moscow in 1972. Orr got rich from its countless reprints.
Tags: Frank  Orr  photo  Paul  Henderson 
Added: 10th June 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
The Sands of Iwo Jima - Final Scene One of the best war movies ever made was The Sands of Iwo Jima (1949). Fittingly, the final scene was the famous flag-raising on Mount Suribachi.
Tags: Sands  of  Iwo  Jima  war  film 
Added: 21st July 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964

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