Iwo Jima


Participant in Iwo Jima Photo Identified

By: Mark Loproto

American history is constantly being revised as new information and technologies emerge. As time goes on, and those who were present for some of the most historic moments pass away,... Read More

Iwo Jima: The Story Behind the Iconic Photo

By: Mark Loproto

From February 19 to March 26, 1945, American and Japanese forces were locked in a grueling and bloody battle on the island of Iwo Jima. Taking the island would be... Read More

The Kohler Brothers in World War II

By: Mark Loproto

“Why don’t you go together and protect each other?” Mr. Kohler knew his son Charles was itching to join the war that the US suddenly found itself drawn into after... Read More

USS West Virginia at Pearl Harbor

By: Bruce D.

Affectionately nicknamed "Wee Vee", USS West Virginia was commissioned in in December 1923.  She was moved to Hawaii in 1940 with the US Pacific Fleet and was the youngest of all... Read More