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Large audience comes to see Heroes of Iwo Jima: 70 Years Later

Molly 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

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2 thoughts on “Large audience comes to see Heroes of Iwo Jima: 70 Years Later

  1. Ronald M. Blanchard says:

    WOW! So proud of these men. Wish I ad know of the event I would have been there in a second! Thank you for sharing this event. I will sign up for eBlasts & newsletter.

    1. Molly Hamilton says:

      Sorry you missed it, but we hope to see you at the next event. In addition to our website, if you are on Facebook and/or Twitter, follow us there for more information about upcoming events.

      Molly Hamilton
      Public Information & Media Relations

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