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The full story of Combat Team 28, one of the greatest units fielded in the history of the U.S. Marines. The unit, 4500 men strong, landed on the black sands of Iwo Jima on February 19, 1945 and raised the flag atop Mount Suribachi after four days of ferocious combat, yet their battle had just begun.
A candid combat memoir recalls the battlefield exploits of a seventeen-year-old Marine Corps private, whose selfless actions at the height of the Battle of Iwo Jima not only saved his companions, but also led to him becoming the youngest Marine in history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
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