During World War II, there were 81 Marines and 57 Navy medal of honor recipients. During their assault on Iwo Jima, 22 Marines and 5 Sailors received Medals of Honor for their actions.
It was said:
"among the americans who served on Iwo Island, uncommon valor was a common virtue." Chester W Nimitz

Cpl Charles J Berry USMC
PFC William R Caddy USMC
Col Justice M Chambers RLT 25 USMC
Sgt Darrell S Cole USMC
Capt Robert H Dunlap USMC
Sgt Ross F Gray 1/25 USMC
Sgt William G Harrell 1/28 USMC
Lt Rufus G Herring LCI 449 USN
PFC Douglas T Jacobson USMC
Plt Sgt Joseph R Julian 1/27 USMC
PFC James D Labelle RLT 27 USMC
2dLt John H Leims 1/9 USMC
PFC Jacklyn H Lucas 1/26 USMC
1stLt Jack Lummus 2/27 USMC
1stLt Harry L Martin 5th Pioneer Bn USMC
Capt Joseph J McCarthy 2/24 USMC
Pvt George Phillips 2/28 USMC
Pharmacists Mate 1st Class Francis J Pierce USN
PFC Donald J Ruhl 2/28 USMC
Pvt Franklin E Sigler 2/26 USMC
Cpl Tony Stein 1/28 USMC
Pharmacists Mate 2d Class George E Wahlen 2/26 USN
GySgt William G Walsh 3/27 USMC
Pvt William D Watson 2/9 USMC
Cpl Hershel W Williams RCT 21 USMC
Pharmacist's Mate 3d Class Jack Williams 3/28 USN
Pharmacist's Mate 1st Class John H Willis 3/27 USN




Iwo Jima, a look back
3rd MarDiv on Iwo Jima
4th MarDiv on Iwo Jima
5th MarDiv on Iwo Jima
Iwo Jima Medals of Honor recipients
Japanese tanks on Iwo Jima (Photos)
Books & Iwo Jima related Links


Iwo Jima a look back
3rd MarDiv on Iwo Jima
4th MarDiv on Iwo Jima
5th MarDiv on Iwo Jima
Iwo Jima Medals of Honor recipients

Map and CD-ROM ordering Information

Books and Iwo Jima related links
Map of Iwo Jima Feb 1945
Map of Airfield No. 2
Map of Suribachi
A few navy things

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