Flags Of Our Fathers - Playing Cards

Posted on: October 11, 2006 | Views: 35 | Comment

Several of the Marines at Iwo Jima, including Ira Hayes (Adam Beach) and others, discuss why they became Marines as they relax and play cards in a tent.

February 1945. Even as victory in Europe was finally within reach, the war in the Pacific raged on. One of the most crucial and bloodiest battles of the war was the struggle for the island of Iwo Jima, which culminated with what would become one of the most iconic images in history: five Marines and a Navy corpsman raising the American flag on Mount Suribachi. 

Ira Hayes • Marines • WW II • iwo jima • pacific war