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The Incredible Story Behind the Iwo Jima Photo Discovery

Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal preserved this moment on Feb. 23, 1945, when six Marines raised the U.S. Flag on Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima. The battle on the Japanese-held island claimed the lives of nearly 7,000 Marines.

What does it take to set straight an iconic piece of American history? For retired Marine Lt. Col. Matt Morgan, it was years of research and dogged forensic analysis. The Marine Corps made national headlines this week when officials announced that one of the men in perhaps the most iconic photograph of Marines in World War II had been misidenti... more

Marines: Identities of Iwo Jima Flag Raisers Were Mistaken

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DES MOINES, Iowa — The Marine Corps says one of the six men long identified in an iconic World War II photograph showing the raising of the American flag at Iwo Jima was actually not in the image. The Marines announced Thursday that an investigation launched after questions were raised by two amateur historians determined that a previously unkn... more

No July 4 Fireworks at US Bases in Japan after Okinawa Rape

In this June 19, 2016 file photo, protesters shout anti-U.S. military base slogans as they hold placards that read: "Get out U.S. Marines" during a rally in front of the National Diet building in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

TOKYO — There will be no Fourth of July fireworks for American troops in Japan this year because of restrictions imposed after a former U.S. Marine was accused of raping and murdering a woman on Okinawa. U.S. Forces Japan said Thursday that "no U.S. installations in Japan will celebrate the Fourth of July holiday with fireworks displays or conc... more

Marine Corps Forced to Pull Warbirds Out of 'Boneyard'

A northern aerial view of the “Boneyard” of the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. Tech. Sgt. Bennie J. Davis III/Air Force

The Marines are looking for a few good planes, and their search has taken them to an Arizona boneyard where the Corps' old F/A Hornets have been gathering dust and rust for years. The jets are being reclaimed and refurbished by Boeing after the service branch was caught short on planes because of long delays in the rollout of the much-awaited... more

Marine Officer to Face Second Trial Linked to Academy Sex Scandal

The U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., seen in 2007. Reports of sexual assaults at the three military academies jumped by more than 50 percent in the 2014-15 school year. Kathleen Lange, File/AP

A Marine major who was convicted of fraternizing with two female Naval Academy midshipmen in 2011 will face another court-martial later this year, this one on charges that he lied to an administrative board about the nature of his relationship with the two women. Former Naval Academy instructor Maj. Mark Thompson was referred by Marine Corps In... more

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