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Tango0120 Feb 2021 10:12 p.m. PST

… Marines

"No historical account of World War II would be complete without covering the Battle of Iwo Jima.

At first glance, it seems similar to many other battles that happened late in the Pacific War: American troops fiercely fought their way through booby traps, Banzai charges and surprise attacks while stalwart dug-in Japanese defenders struggled against overwhelming U.S. power in the air, on land and by sea…."
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Oddball21 Feb 2021 9:53 a.m. PST

Those are the "6" reasons?


Happy Black History Month

Tango0121 Feb 2021 3:20 p.m. PST



Ryan T22 Feb 2021 8:39 p.m. PST

"Iwo Jima saw more Medals of Honor awarded for actions there than any other single battle in American history. A total of 27 were awarded, 22 to Marines and five to Navy Corpsmen."

No – there were 64 MOH recipients from the Battle of Gettysburg.


Puster Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Feb 2021 12:49 a.m. PST

I would contest 4 to the point that this can – if at all – only be said for US Forces. At best it is unluckily phrased regarding all other soldiers of other times and nations, counting "gallantry" only in medals. Would be interested to hear what the US Marines in Belle Wood, the Rangers at Pointe de Hoc, the 95th Rifles or Bülows 18th Regiment at Waterloo, the men under Leonidas or all the other soldiers in numerous battles in history would think if somebody says their gallantry was surpassed – not matched, but surpassed.

That said, Iwo Jima was probably one of the battles that had to be fought and made sense, unlike many others.

Tango0123 Feb 2021 12:20 p.m. PST



R Leonard03 Mar 2021 10:48 p.m. PST

I just love it when journalist types try to write history.

Wolfhag Supporting Member of TMP04 Mar 2021 4:05 p.m. PST

Journalism 101 for writing history. Have a headline that starts with:

Everything you need to know about ___________
Why everything you know about _______ is wrong
The secrets of ______________
The 10 things you need to know about _________
Why ________ could have ended the war X years earlier.
First Last name was not really who you think he was.
Why First Last name was really a traitor.

etc, etc. All click bait BS.


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