World War II Soldier – About Iwa Jima

EE-woo-JEE-mah That is how you say Iwo Jima. It’s in the history books and many a movie describes the WWII story.Iwo Jima

This 89 year old Holly, Michigan man’s story is a MUST see in our Memorial Day Weekend. David H. Langley was at the scene when the famous picture of the soldiers raising the flag on Iwo Jima in February 1945.

Iwo Jima is a small island in the Pacific between the islands of the Allies in Saipan & Tinian & Japan. It is named after the Japanese word “Iwo” for Sulphur. Yellow sulphuric acid rises as a mist, giving that distinct ‘rotton eggs’ smell soldiers would routinely sense.

Iwo Jima was first bombed in Nov. 1944 and it was the Allies plan to gain possession of this small but strategic island. The airfield they could use as a refueling point for bombing missions in Japan made this ‘speck’ of land a ‘giant’!

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I am a computer developer and web designer. My computer experience and lifestyle is a reflection of my earlier career in medicine, as a practicing Medical Technologist at two prestigious Teaching Hospitals, the University of Florida Shand's Teaching Hospital and the dual universities of Indiana University and Purdue University in Indianapolis, affiliated with the Veteran's Administration Hospital. I went on to learn electronics to supplement my programming training and with this knowledge, training and experience I was able to edit and create reports for a physician's office practice management software company.
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