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Iwo Jima…in the First Wave…from boy to man overnight
Marines Raise Flag on Iwo Jima 1945 / AP Photo
Robert Dent interviewed WW II Marine veteran Lorin Myring and produced a 51 minute biographical documentary of his 36 day combat experiences on Iwo Jima and close friendship with a Navaho Code Talker who did not survive the battle. Contains some never before seen photographs. (All proceeds from the film will be donated to charity).
The film’s release chronicles Myring’s 1943 enlistment in the Marine Corps at 18 years of age and his assignment to HQ CO, 1st BTN, 27th Marines, 5th Division. He was trained in cryptology and communications and tasked to work with a Navaho Code Talker for the February 19, 1945 invasion of Iwo Jima, code named “Operation Detachment”. It involved over 110,000 military personnel from all branches of the services, including over 70,000 Marines who were tasked to land during the assault of the tiny eight square mile “sulphur island”.