Large audience comes to see Heroes of Iwo Jima: 70 Years LaterMolly Hamilton Mar 10, 2015
Hundreds attended the Heroes of Iwo Jima Symposium onboard the USS Yorktown on Thursday, March 5, 2015 to hear a first-hand account from three veterans who served in that iconic battle. Hershel “Woody” Williams, USMC is the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient to have been awarded that honor for valor in the Battle of Iwo Jima and he, along with Marvin Veronee, USNR and Bill Quinn, USMC, served as panelists for the symposium.
After an opening by Mac Burdette, executive director of Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, Colonel Myron Harrington, USMC summarized the Battle of Iwo Jima and the type of tactics our troops deployed to deal with the unique characteristics of the fortified island.
After the stage was set for discussion of the battle, Medal of Honor recipient Major General James E. Livingston, USMC took the stage to introduce the distinguished panel of Iwo Jima veterans. The panelists provided a lively and informative discussion of their experiences at Iwo Jima, moderated by Keith Grybowski, the director of Education at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum.
To view a video of the event, check out our archived Livestream here: http://new.livestream.com/patriotspointlive/iwojima
See below for photos from the event:
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