Q: I have a relative who served on Iwo Jima. How can I learn about his past?
A: 1. Get his service record from:Military Records Facility 9700 Page Avenue St. Louis, Missouri 63132-5100 NAVY and MARINE CORPS (314) 538-4141 http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/
2. From that record you can determine his unit. Just as your identity goes from general to specific–ie, Country, State, City, Street–your Marine or Corpsman was identified by his Division, Regiment, Battalion, Company and then Platoon designation.
3. Send that information to one of the following Divisions, asking for people who knew your relative:
http://www.caltrap.com Third Marine Division Association PO Box 297 Dumfries, VA 22026
Fourth Marine Division Association PO Box 595 Laurel, Fl. 34272
Fifth Marine Division Association Dean F. Keeley PO Box 44250 Lafayette, LA 70504-4250
4. Good luck!
Q: How can I obtain a copy of the famous Iwo Jima flagraising photo?
A: You can buy excellent 8×10 OR an 11×14 black and white copies of the photo from ..
National Air Survey Center Corp
T/A Visual Image Presentations
10010 Renfrew Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20901
If you would like a colorized poster, go to http://grunt.com/. If you’d like a statue, go to the bookstore at: Nimitz Museum
Q: How can I travel to Iwo Jima?
A: The only way is through … Military Historical Tours, 4600 Duke Street Suite 420, Alexandria, VA 22304. Phone 800-722-9501 Internet: www.miltours.com – Good luck!
Q: I am looking for a list of those KIA on Iwo Jima?
A: I know of no complete listing. The most complete I’m aware of is at: this website.
Q: I’d like to read more about the battle of Iwo Jima. What books would you recommend?
A: Richard Wheeler was in John Bradley’s platoon on Iwo Jima. He wrote two excellent books, THE BLOODY BATTLE FOR SURIBACHI and IWO.