• #VeteranOfTheDay Navy Veteran Ron “Rondo” Sharfe

    Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Ron “Rondo” Sharfe. Sharfe served as a coxswain during World War II.

  • America250: Navy Veteran George Wahlen

    This week’s America250 salute is Navy Veteran George Wahlen who served received a Medal of Honor for his actions at Iwo Jima in World War II.

  • #VeteranOfTheDay Navy Veteran Katherine Leahy

    Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Katherine V. Leahy, who served as a nurse in the Pacific theater in World War II.

  • Jack Lucas: American Hero

    Jack Lucas became the youngest Medal of Honor recipient since the Civil War when he jumped onto two grenades to save his fellow Marines at age 17.

  • John Farritor: I’m no hero

    John Farritor was among the first Marines to ever step foot in Camp Pendleton in September 1942. On his 100th birthday in 2019, the spirit of Camp Pendleton remains by his side.

  • #VeteranOfTheDay Marine Veteran Vernon Waters

    Today's #VeteranOfTheDay is Marine Veteran Vernon Waters, who was killed in action at Iwo Jima and buried in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

  • #VeteranOfTheDay Marine Corps Veteran Thiele Fred Harvey

    On Iwo Jima Day, today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Marine Corps Veteran Thiele Fred Harvey, who fought in the battle, receiving a Silver Star.

  • Medal of Honor recipient: get your COVID-19 vaccine

    Hershel "Woody" Williams survived Iwo Jima, destroying six enemy pillboxes. When offered the COVID-19 vaccine, the Medal of Honor recipient didn't hesitate.

  • #VeteranOfTheDay Marine Veteran Louis Charlo

    During National Native American Heritage Month, today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Marine Veteran Louis Charlo, who fought at the Battle of Iwo Jima.

  • #VeteranOfTheDay Marine Corps Veteran Robert H. Dyches

    Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Marine Corps Veteran Robert “Bob” H. Dyches, who was seriously wounded during the Battle of Iwo Jima.

  • #VeteranOfTheDay Marine Veteran Donald E. Longfellow

    On the anniversary of the flag raising on Iwo Jima, today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Marine Corps Veteran Donald E. Longfellow, who fought in the battle.

  • The Battle of Iwo Jima and the unbreakable Navajo Code

    The Code Talkers used native languages to send military messages before World War II. Navajo, which was unwritten and known by few outside the tribe, seemed to fit the Corps’ requirements. They took their language and developed a “Type One Code” that assigned a Navajo word to each English letter. In addition to being unbreakable, the new code also reduced the amount of time it took to transmit and receive secret messages.

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