On February 19, 1945 the 5th marine division to which daddy's navy unit was attached began to land on Iwo Jima.
Feb 23, 1945:
Marines raise the flag on Mt. Suribachi. daddy said he was in a tent when the men went to raise the flag and he was not very appreciative of the raising of the flag.
The surrender of the Empire of Japan on September 2, 1945 . I think daddy was home in October 1945.
daddy talked about the war and the hell that was war. he said they never had enough water to drink but beer was plentiful and cigarette were also but no water to drink.