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Battle of Iwo Jima

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Definition bloody World War II battle that impressed Americans with the difficulty of invading Japanese home islands; almost all the Japanese fought to the death and American casualties outnumbered Japanese casualties (though not deaths)
  • Many years after the Battle of Iwo Jima and the Second World War ended, two Japanese soldier came out of hiding on the island and surrendered.
  • She added that the least he could do was fight for his country the way her son was fighting on Iwo Jima.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • I got reassigned to a crew ship and hauled marines to Iwo Jima the next spring.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me
  • He hit the deck like he was storming Iwo Jima.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • We were in it quite a while while the war was on, from Iwo Jima to the Philippines and then down south to Yap.
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach
  • Cash from disability checks earned with shrapnel in the neck at Wake Island or shell shock on Iwo Jima; rewards for surviving the Bataan Death March.
    Leslie Marmon Silko  --  Ceremony
  • When Javier turned to face Cesar, his gaze was met by a look that probably hadn't been seen by anyone since Iwo Jima.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • In 1957, Jim and the other football boys wore Marine uniforms and pretended to be raising the flag on Iwo Jima.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • Because of my father's legendary heroism on Iwo Jima, I did not want to be a grunt.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • He got killed at a place called Iwo Jima you probably never heard of.
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
  • Although I am temporarily lodged at Castleton Academy in Pompey, New Hampshire, my home is at 1245 Iwo Jima Avenue, Fort Delta, Massachusetts.
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death
  • The mountain was called Suribachi; the island, Iwo Jima.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • I'm sure your friends in the movie business will be happy to know I'm not planning on making them remake The Sands of Iwo Jima word for word, line by line and motion by motion.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Even when he was horribly wounded—he lost most of one of his legs on Iwo Jima—he maintained a cheerfulness I could only describe as exalted, writing me letters from his hospital bed that bubbled with a mixture of joie de vivre and Swiftian corrosiveness and energy.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • As we meet here in this peaceful historic chamber tonight, men from the South, some of whom were at Iwo Jima, men from the North who have carried Old Glory to the far corners of the world and who brought it back without a stain on it, men from the east and from the west are all fighting together without regard to religion or color or region in Vietnam.
    Lyndon B. Johnson  --  We Shall Overcome
  • John Wayne also served The Photograph, in Sands of Iwo Jima, the first Hollywood movie to depict the flagraising.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • When Americans celebrate the Fourth of July with an Iwo Jima Flagraising float, they perceive it's their inspiration.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • At the recent Massachusetts dedication of their new Iwo Jima statue, I felt you guys there beside me.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • From the black sands of Iwo Jima.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • They were buried on Iwo Jima along with almost 7,000 American boys and 22,000 Japanese boys.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers

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