by Rodney Hilton Brown


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In 1945 there was an Original Wartime-Built IWO JIMA MONUMENT unveiled in front of the old Department of the Navy Building on Constitution Avenue in Washington, DC.

The flag raising atop Mt. Suribachi on Iwo Jima has become one of the most powerful images of the 20th century. A sacred symbol of the U.S. Marine Corps, it is also regarded as one of the most recognizable images in the world.

"Iwo Jima was a volcanic inferno of death and heroism. The battle marked an epic finale of mankind's hand-to-hand combat before two primitive atomic bombs changed the world forever.

Iwo Jima’s bloody legacy includes more casualties (26,040) than D-Day/Normandy (10,000+).

One third of all Marines who died in World War II were killed on Iwo Jima. One third of all Marines who fought on Iwo Jima were killed or wounded on Iwo Jima. The Marines took 25,000 casualties 7,000 dead. Most all of the 22,000 Japanese soldiers died there.

The flag raising on Iwo Jima has become our national symbol of the spirit of victory and unity of purpose – both then and now. It is an inspiration for all Americans. The Iwo Jima Monuments are memorials to not only the men who died on Iwo Jima, but a tribute to all those who have served in the cause of freedom and the defense of our nation.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781733429436
Publisher: War Museum
Publication date: 09/01/2019
Pages: 314
Sales rank: 442,109
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

About the Author: RODNEY HILTON BROWN, Esq., J.D. Brown is a published author in the field of military history and has assembled important collections in the fields of Caribbean history, African-American history, Marine Corps & military memorabilia. He personally acquired and funded the restoration of the original 10-ton 1945 Iwo Jima Monument which was on display at the Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum. In 2004 Brown was made an Honorary New York City Marine (USMYNYPAO) for his rescue, restoration and exhibition of the Monument. His presentation for the 60-year anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima entitled "The Meaning of Iwo Jima" was aired on several TV networks.

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