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79th Anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima

February 19, 2024, marks the 79th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima.

“The United States mounted an amphibious invasion of the island of Iwo Jima as part of its Pacific campaign against Japan. A costly victory for the United States, the battle was one of the bloodiest in the history of the U.S. Marine Corps and was cited as proof of the Japanese military’s willingness to fight to the last man.”

Source: National Museum of the Marine Corps

Learn more:
Britannica History & Society: Battle of Iwo Jima