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Iwo Jima and its significance to World War II

When you think of World War II, Hitler and Nazis may come to mind.  Iwo Jima specifically conjures images of Marines fighting the Japanese.  The truth is, Iwo Jima played a significant role in actually ending World War II. World War II progressed intensely as it traveled from Europe to the Asian Pacific region.  While …

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Mario Tonelli – Notre Dame grad, Bataan Death March participant

Mario Tonelli was the son of an Episcopalian minister and graduate of Notre Dame University in 1938. He played football as a fullback for “The Fighting Irish.” Upon his graduation, he joined the military – a career which began in Manila, Philippines; just two months before the Japanese would launch a surprise attack on Pearl …

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