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Marine Corps Sgt. Bill Genaust filmed the raising of the American Flag during the World War II battle of Iwo Jima. But 75 years later, Genaust’s original “in camera” color film has been lost.



75th Iwo Jima commemoration could be Camp Pendleton’s last

A ceremony in California marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima is expected to be the last formal West Coast gathering of veterans of the 36-day fight to take the volcanic Pacific island from the Japanese.


First group of coronavirus evacuees leaves quarantine at San Diego Marine base

After two weeks pent up at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, the first group of coronavirus evacuees to arrive in San Diego finally got to leave Tuesday.

Retired Lt. Gen. Charles Pitman Sr., whose heroics helped stop 1973 New Orleans sniper attack, dies at 84

Retired Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Charles “Chuck” Pitman Sr., who risked his life and military career to help New Orleans police halt the Howard Johnson’s hotel sniper attack that claimed seven lives in 1973, died Feb. 13 following a lengthy battle with cancer.


Remains of service member killed during island battle in WWII confirmed as Kansas Marine

The DNA of a niece and nephew, who never met their uncle, has helped identify the remains of the Marine from Kansas who died in World War II.


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