from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of southwest Nigeria east-northeast of Ibadan. It was the capital of a Yoruba kingdom from the 17th to the 19th century. Population: 219,000.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. a bloody and prolonged military operation in which American marines landed and defeated Japanese defenders (February and March 1945).

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  • n. a bloody and prolonged operation on the island of Iwo Jima in which American marines landed and defeated Japanese defenders (February and March 1945)


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  • Every night I look forward to reading more about these ordinary men who displayed such extraordinary courage and valor while experiencing hell on earth in Iwo Jima.

    Reader reviews of Flags of Our Fathers by James Bradley and .

  • I can also remember coming home from lunch one day into my dormitory room; my mother had sent me a letter, and out of it fell an obituary of a young man who died in Iwo Jima.

    What Did You Do in the War, Grandma?: "Life would never be the same again"

  • I think he won the Medal of Honor, but his service to his country not over, he was killed later in Iwo.

    Shotguns in Combat

  • The monument and grounds, officially called the Marine Corps War Memorial, is often referred to as the Iwo Jima memorial.

    Repairs considered for Iwo Jima memorial

  • So Bob turned and faced what remained of the life of a man who once had commanded, however briefly, Able Company, 2/28, on a far-off place called Iwo Jima, a hell that neither his only son nor even Gunny Swagger, three-tour survivor of Vietnam, could imagine.

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  • Before the war, however, the volcanic island was known as Iwo To by the 1,000 or so civilians who lived there.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • Q Mike, this issue of the Iwo Jima and the Air Force Memorial has heated up again with Jay Carter Brown calling the Iwo Jima Memorial -- first of all, does the White House agree with his classification?

    Press Briefing By Mike Mccurry

  • And that tactic was developed and used again on Iwo, which is February of 1945, and brought to a fruition and perfection on Okinawa because Ushijima wisely decided not to resist at the water's edge.

    Okinawa: The Last Battle of World War II

  • The government of Japan must approve all flights - commercial or military - to Iwo Jima, now officially known by its original name Iwo To.


  • For flags to be flown over the Marine Corps War Memorial, also known as the Iwo Jima memorial, mail the written request to:



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