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In this two-part show, Veterans Chronicles profiles two veterans of our Greatest Generation who served during World War II.Ralph Griffiths joined the Marine Corps in 1944 at the age of 17, participating in the epic Battle of Iwo Jima. He served with each of the men made famous in the legendary two flag-raisings atop Mt. Suribachi - the second of which was immortalized in Joe Rosenthal's photo, the most famous photo of the war. He was wounded by the same shell that killed flag-raisers Michael Strank and Harlan Block.Evangeline Coeyman served in the 59th Field Hospital of the 90th Infantry Division as it followed General Patton's army across Europe. She participated in the Battle of the Bulge, and helped to liberate the Nazi concentration camps of Cosen and Mauthausen.
In this two-part show, Veterans Chronicles profiles two veterans of our Greatest Generation who served during World War II.Ralph Griffiths joined the Marine Corps in 1944 at the age of 17, participating in the epic Battle of Iwo Jima. He served with each of the men made famous in the legendary two flag-raisings atop Mt. Suribachi - the second of which was immortalized in Joe Rosenthal's photo, the most famous photo of the war. He was wounded by the same shell that killed flag-raisers Michael Strank and Harlan Block.Evangeline Coeyman served in the 59th Field Hospital of the 90th Infantry Division as it followed General Patton's army across Europe. She participated in the Battle of the Bulge, and helped to liberate the Nazi concentration camps of Cosen and Mauthausen. read more read less

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