Troy had the opportunity to catch a day-trip flight to Iwo Jima last month. This is something that not many Marines get to experience and he was very excited to take the journey.
You have probably heard of Iwo Jima because of this statue in Washington DC:
Well, it is not just a statue, it is a representation of the Battle of Iwo Jima, a landmark in Marine Corps history. Troy took some great pics while he visited the island. He was so nice as to leave some captions on the photos below for our wonderful viewers. :)
|Mt. Suribachi, where the flag was raised in the picture of the statue above.|
A Large shell that was fired from a naval ship in WWII.
Remnants of a Propeller.
Underground cave system. The Japanese used a tunnel system under the entire island during the battle.
Invasion beach where the famous landing occurred with Mt. Suribachi on the right.
Invasion beach with Mt. Suribachi in the background. Large rock in the middle of the beach.
Stand at the top of Mt. Suribachi where everyone leaves something behind to remember the Marines lost in the war.
I left my silver bar behind.
My crew from 3rd Battalion, 12th Marines. It was raining pretty hard at this point..
Next up, China posts! :o)