“The right of citizens to bear arms is just one guarantee against arbitrary government, one more safeguard against the tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved to be always possible.” — Senator Hubert H. Humphrey (D-MN)
Thursday, February 19, 2015
On February 19th, 1945, Marines from the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Division assaulted the island of Iwo Jima. In the next 36 days, 6,800 of them would give that full measure.
Here are some of the survivors in their own words.