Iwo Jima monument in dire need of a rescue mission

A nonprofit "friends" group has formed to work with the National Park Service and Marine Corps representatives to raise funds to improve the Iwo Jima monument.

TIME TAKES ITS TOLL: On the marble wall of the memorial where the history of battles is etched in gold, decay is visible in the streaks on the monument and the chips in the paint. (Rod Lamkey Jr./Special to The Washington Times)

TIME TAKES ITS TOLL: On the marble wall of the memorial where the history of battles is etched in gold, decay is visible in the streaks on the monument and the chips in the paint. (Rod Lamkey Jr./Special to The Washington Times)

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