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Dan King and Ssgt Quay Terry (USMCR) met with Marine Colonel Dave Severance at his home in San Diego for an interview on his experiences as a E/2/28 (Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 28th Marines, 5th Division) on Iwo Jima. Severance was in the 10th wave that went ashore on Feb 19, 1945 and spent an incredible 36 days on the island without being wounded. He recalled the famous flag raising, as well as his relationship with Joe Rosenthal and flag raisers Sgt. Mike Strank, PFC Rene Gagnon and Doc Jim Bradley whom Severance wrote up for a Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions in treating and protecting the wounded (it was downgraded to a Navy Cross). You can learn more about the battle for Iwo Jima in the upcoming Clint Eastwood movie "Flags of our Fathers" on which King did some work as a Japanese historical consultant, and Ssgt. Terry worked as the Assistant Military Advisor.
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