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List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Battle of Iwo Jima. Jack Lummus. USMC

List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Battle of Iwo Jima. Jack Lummus. USMC

Jack Lucas, Medal of Honor recipient for his heroic actions during Battle of Iwo Jima.

Jack Lucas, Medal of Honor recipient for his heroic actions during Battle of Iwo Jima.

Cpl. Charles Abrell was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions on June 10, 1951 at Hwachon, Korea.  While advancing against enemy hill positions, his platoon under heavy fire, and after being wounded twice during a single-handed assault against an enemy bunker, he pulled the pin from a hand grenade and hurled himself into the bunker, killing the enemy gun crew and himself in the explosion.

Cpl. Charles Abrell was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions on June 10, 1951 at Hwachon, Korea. While advancing against enemy hill positions, his platoon under heavy fire, and after being wounded twice during a single-handed assault against an enemy bunker, he pulled the pin from a hand grenade and hurled himself into the bunker, killing the enemy gun crew and himself in the explosion.

Private 1st Class Harold Gonsalves, U.S. Marine Corps Medal of Honor award winner as a result of brave actions during the Battle of Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, World War II April 15, 1945.

Private 1st Class Harold Gonsalves, U.S. Marine Corps Medal of Honor award winner as a result of brave actions during the Battle of Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, World War II April 15, 1945.

List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Battle of Iwo Jima.    William G. Walsh  USMC

List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Battle of Iwo Jima. William G. Walsh USMC

The official portrait of United States Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Harold William “Joe” Bauer (1908-1942), an air group commander and fighter pilot ace credited with destroying 11 Japanese aircraft during World War II. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor on January 1, 1944 for his heroic actions during the battle for the Solomon Islands at the Battle of Guadalcanal.

The official portrait of United States Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Harold William “Joe” Bauer (1908-1942), an air group commander and fighter pilot ace credited with destroying 11 Japanese aircraft during World War II. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor on January 1, 1944 for his heroic actions during the battle for the Solomon Islands at the Battle of Guadalcanal.

List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Battle of Iwo Jima.    William G. Harrell  USMC

List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Battle of Iwo Jima. William G. Harrell USMC

Hershel "Woody" Williams - U.S. Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient for actions in Battle of Iwo Jima during WWII.

Hershel "Woody" Williams - U.S. Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient for actions in Battle of Iwo Jima during WWII.

List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Battle of Iwo Jima.    Joseph J. McCarthy  USMC

List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Battle of Iwo Jima. Joseph J. McCarthy USMC

Smedley Butler, American Hero and Patriot. The following is an excerpt from a speech delivered in 1933, by Major General Smedley Butler, USMC.  "War is just a racket. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses."

Smedley Butler, American Hero and Patriot. The following is an excerpt from a speech delivered in 1933, by Major General Smedley Butler, USMC. "War is just a racket. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses."

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