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Mount Suribachi

A marine correspondent recalls the deadliest battle of the Pacific war

EDITOR’S NOTE: In October, 1944, the U.S. Read more >>

A single great photograph has become an indelible symbol of the Marines’ heroic fight for the Japanese island. But hours earlier a now-almost-forgotten platoon had raised the first American flag on Mt. Suribachi’s scarred summit—and under enemy fire

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