July 18, 2021 Updated: August 10, 2021
By Chris Karr
SoCal Resident Leads Effort to Bring Iwo Jima Monument to Camp Pendleton
Laura Dietz is determined to gift a permanent reminder of America’s unique history to Southern California.
For the past few years, she has worked tirelessly to erect an Iwo...
Source: ABC New 10 San Diego
SAN DIEGO - The original iconic flag raising statue at Iwo Jima is gathering dust at a Connecticut storage facility.
Iwo Jima Monument West is a nonprofit trying to bring it to Camp Pendleton.
Retired Corporal Jim Scotella hopes he will be...
CAMP PENDLETON — A nonprofit supported primarily by retired Marines and civilians across the country is working on moving an Iwo Jima monument of the flag raising on Mt. Suribachi from the East Coast to Camp Pendleton, where thousands of Marines trained on their way...
Calendar of Events
February 2015: National press campaign around 70th Anniversary of landing on Iwo Jima, 1945: The compelling story of the photograph, how it impacted the Nation and America’s love for the Marines Corps that helped save the Corps Post WWII.
How it all began… February 22, 2013 Iwo Jima flag raising sculpture by Felix de Weldon did not sell at (not hitting the reserve).
April 2013: Review of DOD “gifting” rules
September 2013: Met with Deputy Adjutant (MCI-West) on “gifting” and related issues
Why do I want to see the Iwo Jima flag raising monument at Camp Pendleton? What would seeing the Iwo Jima Monument at Camp Pendleton mean to you?
Marine Sgt. Major Michael “Iron Mike” Mervosh who served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam spoke with passion about...
~ Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune
In The News
The Epoch Times: SoCal Resident Leads Effort to Bring Iwo Jima Monument to Camp Pendleton
(July 18, 2021 Updated: August 10, 2021)
San Diego Union Tribune: Group to bring Iwo Jima statue to Pendleton
(Oct. 20, 2015)
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