They descended upon Washington, DC, and Quantico, VA, to gather in remembrance of the 70th Anniversary of their assault on Iwo Jima. Major Bud Hampton, USMC (Ret.) made his annual trip back to Quantico after just returning from an island-hopping pilgrimage to campaign islands of the Pacific that included a visit to Iwo Jima.
Bud’s trip included a visit to the Iwo Jima War Memorial and the Marine Corps Museum at Quantico, where he met other survivors and their families. Also there were several children of marines lost during the assault, including our own Edward Gill.
Ed and Karen Gill joined Bud Hampton and Tarinee Fritz for the trip to Quantico. Click on the photo to see a photo album of Bud’s trip.
|Iwo Jima 70 yr Reunion|