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U.S. Army veteran Edward Mervich, left, tells Anne Swenson about his experiences fighting in the Battle of Iwo Jima March 19 during the annual Reunion of Honor ceremony. This year's ceremony commemorated the 69th anniversary of the battle on Iwo To, formerly known as Iwo Jima, Japan. On the ground where one of the most brutal battles of World War II took place, Japanese and U.S. allies came together to honor and remember the sacrifices of the gallant men who fought for their countries more than 69 years ago.
140319-M-SO590-519.JPG Photo By: Cpl. Jose Lujano

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Mar 19, 2014
Iwo To, ,, Japan - U.S. Army veteran Edward Mervich, left, tells Anne Swenson about his experiences fighting in the Battle of Iwo Jima March 19 during the annual Reunion of Honor ceremony. This year's ceremony commemorated the 69th anniversary of the battle on Iwo To, formerly known as Iwo Jima, Japan. On the ground where one of the most brutal battles of World War II took place, Japanese and U.S. allies came together to honor and remember the sacrifices of the gallant men who fought for their countries more than 69 years ago.


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