Tag: Iwo Jima

March 27, 2017

The Wartime Experiences of Two Women at Iwo Jima and Okinawa

Map of NATS Routes from Command Semi-Monthly Newsletter, dated 1 April 1945. This map is reflective of February/March 1945 service, note that the routes to Iwo Jima and Okinawa are not yet established as the regular routes they will be as the America...

March 23, 2017

Navy Medal of Honor Recipients at Iwo Jima

The first Medals of Honor were presented on March 25, 1863. To commemorate this date, in 1990, Congress designated March 25 "National Medal of Honor Day" to recognize recipients of the Medal of Honor, the highest and most prestigious military decoration awarded to U.S. service members who have distinguished themselves through acts of valor. In

March 12, 2015

The Iwo Jima Legacy Lives

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 the battle of Iwo Jima.U.S. troops near Coast Guard and Navy landing craft unload supplies to the blackened sands of Iwo Jima, a