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The Lions of Iwo Jima free pdf Combat Team 28, one of the greatest units fielded in the history of the U.S. Marines, landed on the black sands of Iwo Jima on February 19, 1945. The unit, 4,500 men strong, plunged immediately into ferocious combat, and by the time the battled ended, 70 percent of the men in the team's three assault battalions were killed or seriously wounded. The stories told here, many for the first time, will seem too cruel, too heartbreaking to be believed. As one veteran remarked, 'Each day we learned a new way to die'. Major General Fred Haynes, then a young captain, is the last surviving office in CT 28 who was intimately involved in planning and coordinating all phases of the team's fight on Iwo Jima. In this astonishing narrative, Haynes and James A. Warren recapture in riveting detail what the Marines experienced, drawing on a wealth of previously untapped documents, personal narratives, letters, and interviews with survivors to offer fresh interpretations of the fight for Suribachi, the iconic flag-raising photograph, and the nature of the campaign as a whole.

About Fredwyn Haynes

Major General Fred Haynes USMC (Ret.) was the top operations officer of Marine forces in 1967 during the Vietnam War. A contributor to "The Marine Corps Gazette," he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is chairman emeritus of the American Turkish Council. He lives in New York City.James A. Warren is the author of the highly acclaimed "American Spartans" and "Portrait of a Tragedy: America and the Vietnam War."

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Author : Fredwyn Haynes
Publisher : Henry Holt
Data Published : 08 June 2009
ISBN : 0805090177
EAN : 9780805090178
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 304 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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