TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Marine Lt. Gen. Lawrence F. Snowden, who fought in the battle of Iwo Jima and led reconciliation reunions to the Pacific island in retirement, died Saturday — a day before the 72nd anniversary of the famous fight’s opening salvos. Read More
by Mark W. Stevens Director of Communications, Iwo Jima Association of America
On August 16, 2016 my wife Glorene and I, had the distinct privilege and honor of attending the ship naming ceremony for a new Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer, the USS John Basilone DDG-122, at Camp Pendleton. Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus made the announcement and stated, “John Basilone was one of those Marines who Admiral Nimitz referred to as ‘uncommon valor was a common virtue,’”
Phil Angelo815-937-3382Dec 22, 2016
Charles "Chuck" Vaughn, of Kankakee, Illinois, never got to see the famous flag-raising on Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima.He was too busy trying to stay alive.Later a successful auctioneer and business owner, he was wounded twice during the battle of Iwo Jima while serving with the 5th Marine Division. The brutal battle required three Marine divisions to subdue the Japanese-held island, which was considered vital because of its airfield....
DALLAS - John Franklin Huffhines passed away peacefully on Friday, November 18, 2016 in Weatherford, TX, where he had lived since December 2015.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: A memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2016, at 2:00PM at Spring Valley United Methodist Church located at 7700 Spring Valley Road, Dallas, Texas.
MEMORIAL: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made for wounded Marines to Semper Fi Fund 825 College Blvd, Suite 102 PMB 609 Oceanside, CA 92057...