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One of the last of the heroes of Iwo Jima Williams said he was humbled by the Navy’s decision to name the newly designated ship…

The first time Hershel “Woody” Williams heard of the Congressional Medal of Honor was when the corporal with the 21st Marine Regiment heard he was…

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The US Marine Corps has revised the list of soldiers who participated in the iconic raising of the US flag on Iwo Jima during World…

Battlefield conditions often necessitate a number of things in order to achieve victory–inventiveness and courage. One US Marine that exemplified both of these characteristics was…

Soldiers throughout World War II had to be industrious. Sometimes fighting in remote corners of the world, or in circumstances that limited resupply or re-equipping,…

Within the ranks of the military, there exists a certain rivalry between those who serve on the front lines and those who serve in the…

Hershel “Woody” Williams served in the Marine Corps and in the Marine Corps Reserve for twenty years. When he retired, he had made Chief Warrant…

For many young people, the outbreak of the greatest War this planet had ever seen would come just a little too early for them to…

Iwo Jima was a unique bloodbath in the American Pacific campaign. It was the only time in the entire conflict that Japanese casualties numbered less…

Ira Hamilton Hayes was one of five men who helped raise the American flag over Mt. Suribachi on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima on…

Iwo Jima is a small island in the Southeast Pacific; rocky and dominated by a large volcano on its southern peninsula. Today, there is no…

The ability to improvise, adapt, and overcome has long been a core ethos of the United States Marine.  While one could find many examples from…