! Senoritas y Senores ~ Vaya con Dios Siempre !

John Wayne & The Sands of Iwo Jima 1949 ~ Happy 4th of July America

John Wayne & Real-Deal WWII Marine Veteran John Bradley~"The Sands of Iwo Jima" 1949

Also appearing as themselves are 1st Lt. Harold Schrier, who led the flag-raising patrol on Iwo Jima, Col. David M. Shoup,

later Commandant of the Marine Corps and recipient of the Medal of Honor at Tarawa,

and Lt. Col. Henry P. “Jim” Crowe, commander of the 2nd Battalion 8th Marines at Tarawa, where he earned the US Navy Cross.

Saddle Up & Move Out !


Stryker’s squad fights in the battle for Iwo Jima, witnessing the iconic flag raising on Mount Suribachi.

The flag used was the actual one raised on Mount Suribachi after the battle. It was loaned by the US Marine Corps Museum in Quantico, Virginia


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