Edward Cavallini was an infantry platoon commander during the Battle of Iwo Jima. Now, the former captain looks back on his time during the battle, which the Marine Corps is commemorating during the battle’s 75th anniversary, Feb. 19 – March 26, 2020. This year’s theme, “We are Iwo,” honors the efforts and sacrifices of all service members, reflects on the power of teamwork, and celebrates the adaptation, resilience and readiness still embodied in today’s Marines.
(U.S. Marine Corps video by CWO3 Peter Thibodeau, Sgt. Conner Robbins, and Lance Cpl. Greg Kiger)
Source: U.S. Marine Corps (video statements)