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If you were reading a newspaper right now, 62 years ago...

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...you'd be seeing this on the front page...

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The Battle of Iwo Jima is raging right now, 62 years ago.  

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I know, my Dad was fighting there.  Thank providence that he came home alive.  Otherwise, I would have never existed.

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That was a tragic battle.  

One of the eeriest things I've ever seen associated with that battle are the color films taken of the first landing crafts and amtraks going towards shore (even before the Japanese opened fire) with crewmen, black and white, whose faces were painted white with anti-flash cream to prevent burns from the gasoline booby trps the Japanes places in the water around the island.  They knew what was coming.

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