Iwo Jima battle scene

Updated 8:13 PM ET, Sat February 22, 2020
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US Marines raise the American flag atop Mount Suribachi on February 23, 1945. Joe Rosenthal/AP
The first wave of Marines heads for the beach of Iwo Jima on February 19, 1945. U.S. Navy Photo/National Archives
In the face of enemy fire, Marines inch their way over the slope on Red Beach No. 1. In the foreground, other Marines huddle in shell holes as they wait for orders to move forward. Dreyfuss/U.S. Marine Corps/AP
Cpl. Rudolph E. Engstrom rests in a shell hole on Iwo Jima, holding a piece of shrapnel that wounded him. Sgt. Dave Christian/U.S. Marine Corps/National Archives
Marines fire shells across the black sand of the Iwo Jima beach, taking aim at inland Japanese positions in 1945. U.S. Coast Guard/National Archives
US anti-aircraft tracers light the sky over Iwo Jima as American forces repel a Japanese air attack. U.S. Marine Corps/National Archives
US troops display captured Japanese battle flags. National Achives
US Marines take cover as a cave is blown up on Iwo Jima. W. Eugene Smith/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images
Marines receive communion from a Marine chaplain on March 3, 1945. Joe Rosenthal/AP
A US Marine cemetery at the foot of Mount Suribachi in 1945. Hulton Archive/Getty Images