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Uncommon Valor Was a Common Virtue, and Continued So for More Than a Week

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Iwo Jima Saturday, 17 March 1945

Admiral Nimitz memorably announced in his Communique to the Pacific Fleet, “Among the Americans who served on Iwo Island uncommon valor was a common virtue,” even as battle continued on the other side of the island.

Excerpts are from Fighting the Unbeatable Foe: Iwo Jima and Los Alamos, now republished as a 75th anniversary edition in paperback and Kindle.



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