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Uncommon valor on Iwo Jima : the story of the Medal of Honor recipients in the Marine Corps' bloodiest battle of World War II

Author: James H Hallas
Publisher: Lanham, maryland : Stackpole Books, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When the smoke cleared on Iwo Jima in March 1945, 19,000 American Marines had been wounded and 7,000 were dead, a casualty rate of nearly 39 percent. Lasting over a month, Iwo was the Marines' bloodiest battle of the war and the only Pacific battle in which a U.S. landing force suffered more casualties than it inflicted. It was also the most highly decorated single engagement in Marine Corps history. Focuses on the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James H Hallas
ISBN: 9780811717953 081171795X
OCLC Number: 931860804
Description: xiv, 405 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Opening bell --
Round I --
Into the hills --
A shower of stars --
War of attrition --
Final bell --
Appendix: Medal of Honor citations.
Other Titles: Story of the Medal of Honor recipients in the Marine Corps' bloodiest battle of World War II
Responsibility: James H. Hallas.

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When the smoke cleared on Iwo Jima in March 1945, 19,000 American Marines had been wounded and 7,000 were dead, a casualty rate of nearly 39 percent. Lasting over a month, Iwo was the Marines' bloodiest battle of the war and the only Pacific battle in which a U.S. landing force suffered more casualties than it inflicted. It was also the most highly decorated single engagement in Marine Corps history. Focuses on the twenty-two Marines and five Navy personnel who received the Medal of Honor and the actions that earned the award: Accounts of men at war showing gallantry under fire in one of the country's most storied engagements; Recounts the entire Battle of Iwo Jima through its most dramatic moments.

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