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The Iwo Jima Legacy Lives

U.S. troops near Coast Guard and Navy landing craft unload supplies to the blackened sands of Iwo Jima, a few hours after the Marines had wrested their foothold on the vital island, March 1945. (Department of Defense photo)

By Captain Dana Gordon Commanding Officer, USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) As executive officer and now commanding officer of USS Iwo Jima, I have always been very proud and honored to serve aboard a ship with such a powerful namesake. February 19th until March 26th marks the 70th anniversary of …

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