The Taking Of Iwojima | The Boys Of H Company

At 9:00 a.m. on February 19, 1945, the soldiers of the United States Marine Corps 5th Division, H Company lowered themselves down rope cargo nets into landing crafts rocking in five-foot seas. They were less than a mile from the shore of the remote South Pacific island of Iwo Jima. H Company was made up mostly of 18 to 20 year-old boys who had been training for this day for over a year.

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