US vets return to Iwo Jima for 70th anniversary

March 21, 2015 3:45 PM

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US vets return to Iwo Jima for 70th anniversary

Mar. 21, 2015: U.S. veterans offer a wreath during a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima on Iwo Jima, now known officially as Ioto, Japan. (AP)

IOTO, Japan – Dozens of aging U.S. veterans, many in their early 90s and some in wheelchairs, gathered on the tiny, barren island of Iwo Jima on Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of one of the bloodiest and most iconic battles of World War II.

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