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An America drowning in red ink is the land of the free no more
Topic - Joe Rosenthal
A long-forgotten piece of America's military history is going up for sale.
It was a moment Nina Berman did not expect to capture when she entered an Illinois wedding studio in 2006. She knew Tyler Ziegel had been horribly injured, his face mutilated beyond recognition by a suicide bombing in the Iraq War. She knew he was marrying his pretty high school sweetheart, perfect in a white, voluminous dress.
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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, which was dedicated in 1954 and pays tribute to U.S. Marines who have died in defense of the country since 1775.
IWO JIMA, Japan — A team of U.S. searchers looking for the remains of the Marine who filmed the famous flag-raising over Iwo Jima say they've located two possible sites and recommend a larger group excavate them, officials said.
RICHFIELD, Minn. — Charles W. Lindberg, one of the Marines who raised the first American flag over Iwo Jima during World War II, died June 24 at Fairview Southdale Hospital in the Minneapolis suburb of Edina. He was 86.
TOKYO — Japan has changed the name of the Pacific island of Iwo Jima, site of the famous World War II battle, to its original name of Iwo To after residents there were prodded into action by two recent Clint Eastwood movies.