The Lions of Iwo Jima: The Story of Combat Team 28 and the Bloodiest Battle in Marine Corps History
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The Lions of Iwo Jima: The Story of Combat Team 28 and the Bloodiest Battle in Marine Corps History

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It was the bloodiest battle in Marine Corps history, claiming a third of all marines killed in World War II. The relentless fighting on Iwo Jima lasted for thirty-six days, but most of us only know the iconic photo of five soldiers raising the American flag on Mount Surabachi. For Fred Haynes, a young captain in Combat Team 28, Surabachi was one marker in a ferocious blood...more
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Published August 19th 2008 by Tantor Media (first published August 5th 2008)
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Jeffrey Williams
Overall, it isn't a bad read, especially for somebody who has no knowledge of the Battle of Iwo Jima and the role of the 28th Marine Regiment, 5th Marine Division. However, if you have a fundamental knowledge of what went on, this book is not mandatory. Most of the material, outside of Fred Haynes recollections, come from works that several others have already written down. There is some fresh material from previously unpublished sources (in addition to Haynes's recollection) that serves as the...more
corey foster
Outstanding book!!!!

It was recommended to read by other Marine and what a great recommendation. Many books have been written about Iwo Hi ma but this one puts a lot of units responsibles in prospective.
Joel Harvey
The Lions of Iwo Jima by Fred Haynes and James A Warren is about combat team 28 as they landed on the beach of Iwo Jima and fought to the end of the battle. This was a decent book that told a lot of good details and facts about combat team 28 and the battle of Iwo Jima but it got boring at times. I really liked the way the book was told through American and also through Japanese vetrans perspective. I would Recommend this book if you want a good factual book about the battle of Iwo Jima.
David
Straight account of the experiences of the three assault battalions of Combat Team 28 as they landed on Iwo Jima and fought to the very end of the battle while sustaining a casualty rate of 70%. Highly detailed examination of the battle through the eyes of over 100 American and Japanese survivors.
Steve
So, I don't normally like to read nonfiction war books, but I needed something from the Commandant's Reading List to put on my FitRep. I thought it was really good, maybe a little redundant and a bit anticlimactic.
Amy
So awesome to hear a first hand account from someone who was actually there!!!
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