William Young attends the Iwo Jima Memorial Ceremony, wearing the uniform he was issued more than 70 years ago.
William Young attends the Iwo Jima Memorial Ceremony, wearing the uniform he was issued more than 70 years ago. MARINE BAND PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE
William Young attends the Iwo Jima Memorial Ceremony, wearing the uniform he was issued more than 70 years ago. MARINE BAND PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE

Mooresville veteran attends Iwo Jima anniversary in Washington

March 04, 2015 11:25 AM

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