Uncommon Valor on Iwo Jima: The Story of the Medal of Honor Recipients in the Marine Corps' Bloodiest Battle of World War II

  • ISBN-13: 9780811717953
  • Author: James H. Hallas
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Publication date: 2016-07-01
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 424
  • $37.87

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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 awardAccounts of men at war showing gallantry under fire in one of the country's most storied engagementsRecounts the entire Battle of Iwo Jima through its most dramatic moments

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