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The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world—why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today—so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn.

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    Woody Williams

    Woody Williams, a veteran of several campaigns with the 3rd Marine Division, landed on Iwo Jima in the days after D-Day. On February 23, 1945, Woody acted with "conspicuous gallantry" in eliminating Japanese pillboxes on Iwo Jima with his flame thrower. For his actions that day, Woody was awarded the Medal of Honor.

     

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    Col. Dave Severance, E Company 28th Marines

    Retired Marine Corps Colonel Dave Severance recalls how his company, E Company 28th Marines, patrolled up Mount Suribachi, and how members of his company raised the American flag atop Suribachi on February 23, 1945.

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Meet the Author: Richard B. Frank

03/03/2020 | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us as we host the launch of military historian Richard B. Frank’s new book Tower of Skulls: A History of the Asia–Pacific War, Volume I: July 1937–May 1942. This new work casts penetrating light on how struggles in Europe and Asia merged into a tightly entwined global war.