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A crowd gathers for the 65th anniversary commemoration on Itwoto, formerly known as Iwo Jima

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Survivor of Iwo Jima returns for commemoration

The 65th anniversary was jointly organized by the U.S. and Japanese governments.

WALLA WALLA — Sixty-five years after coming ashore on the black sands of Iwo Jima, a local Marine returned to the island last month for a commemoration of the iconic battle.Claro Bergevin, a college sophomore when he enlisted and headed off to the war, se


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