Of the 27 brave men who received the Medal of Honor in the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima, only one survives, and he was in Texoma today to talk with some of today's generation of Marines at Fort Sill.
It's considered one of the most important battles of World War II, and
it was made famous by one of the most iconic military photos of all
Almost 70 years ago, around 80,000 U.S. troops fought in the Battle of
Iwo Jima, and this weekend some of the survivors of that battle are in
Wichita Falls for an annual reunion.
And many of the vets say the highlight of the reunion, each year, is their visit to Sheppard Elementary School.
It's the kind of thing that just makes you proud to be an American.
Flags waving ... Cheers, handshakes, and high fives all around ...
Some American heroes who are in town for the annual Iwo Jima reunion got to pay a special visit to Fort Sill today, to meet up with some young Marines on post. It was a special meeting ... generations of Marines interacting ... embracing their shared experiences.