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  • Raleigh veteran remembers bloody battle for Iwo Jima during WWII

    George Cattelona was a 20-year-old Marine who landed on a small island named Iwo Jima early Monday morning Feb. 19, 1945. He spent 28 days on the Pacific island and survived some of the bloodiest fighting in Marine Corps history – a battle that claimed almost half of his division. (Video footage from the National Archives)

George Cattelona was a 20-year-old Marine who landed on a small island named Iwo Jima early Monday morning Feb. 19, 1945. He spent 28 days on the Pacific island and survived some of the bloodiest fighting in Marine Corps history – a battle that claimed almost half of his division. (Video footage from the National Archives) Chuck Liddy cliddy@newsobserver.com
George Cattelona was a 20-year-old Marine who landed on a small island named Iwo Jima early Monday morning Feb. 19, 1945. He spent 28 days on the Pacific island and survived some of the bloodiest fighting in Marine Corps history – a battle that claimed almost half of his division. (Video footage from the National Archives) Chuck Liddy cliddy@newsobserver.com

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