Battle of Iwo Jima
Veterans of the battle of Iwo Jimo spoke about their experience in the battle, military life in wartime, and related their perceptions of… read more
Veterans of the battle of Iwo Jimo spoke about their experience in the battle, military life in wartime, and related their perceptions of the fierce nature of warfare on the island.
Colonel Dave Severance was the commander of E Company, 28th Marines which took Mt. Suribachi and raised the flags on Iwo Jima. Donald Mates and James White were veterans of the Fourth Platoon of the Third Marine Division which landed on Iwo Jima on February 24, 1945. They talked about hand-to-hand fighting and the death of platoon mate Jimmy Trimble a few days later. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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- James "Jim" C. Roberts President American Veterans Center
- Dave E. Severance Colonel (Former) U.S. Marine Corps
- James White Veteran U.S. Marine Corps
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