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Iwo Jima , March 1945: The caption reads "Corporal Edward Burckhardt, of Yonkers, New York, sports a kitten that he found at the base of Suribachi Yama on the battlefield at Iwo Jima when he came ashore with the 5th Marine Division."    From the Holland Smith Collection (COLL/2949) at the Marine Corps Archives and Special Collections

Iwo Jima , March 1945: The caption reads "Corporal Edward Burckhardt, of Yonkers, New York, sports a kitten that he found at the base of Suribachi Yama on the battlefield at Iwo Jima when he came ashore with the 5th Marine Division." From the Holland Smith Collection (COLL/2949) at the Marine Corps Archives and Special Collections

An amazing photo...WHAT COURAGE IT TOOK THESE MEN.AT THAT TIME IN OUR WORLD TO JUMP FROM A PLANE.ABSOLUTE COURAGE UNDER FIRE,THIS WAS THE KIND OF MAN MY DAD ONCE WAS....

An amazing photo...WHAT COURAGE IT TOOK THESE MEN.AT THAT TIME IN OUR WORLD TO JUMP FROM A PLANE.ABSOLUTE COURAGE UNDER FIRE,THIS WAS THE KIND OF MAN MY DAD ONCE WAS....

Audie Murphy (1-26-45).  The most decorated soldier in U.S. history receives the Medal of Honor.

Audie Murphy (1-26-45). The most decorated soldier in U.S. history receives the Medal of Honor.

what's killing me looking at this picture, however old it is... it could be one of my sons, & poor soul is somebody's boy...

what's killing me looking at this picture, however old it is... it could be one of my sons, & poor soul is somebody's boy...

Marine on Saipan Island in the Pacific where some of the bloodiest battles of World War II took place.

Marine on Saipan Island in the Pacific where some of the bloodiest battles of World War II took place.

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