Battle Veteran Presents Iwo Jima Film and Talk

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Library News:

A video, including an interview with a local Iwo Jima Marine Corp veterans, will be shown at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.19 at Mesa Public Library, Upstairs Meeting Rooms.

Battle veteran Bill Hudson will show a video “Uncommon Valor: The Battle of Iwo Jima,” produced by the Canadian History Channel.

On this 68 anniversary of the American forces’ landing on Iwo Jima, this showing will commemorate that historic battle and all those who fought and those who were lost.

This video has not been aired  publicly on television in the United States.

Hudson went back to Iwo Jima for a military reunion and was interviewed by the producers of the video. Hudson earned a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart for his actions during the infamous battle.

He will comment about his personal experience between scenes from that operation where 6,841 Marines were killed and another 20,000 were wounded.

After the viewing, Hudson will give a brief talk about the military significance of that bloody battle, and answer questions from the audience.

Hudson is a longtime Los Alamos resident, retired educator, and former Los Alamos High School swimming and cross country coach.

For questions about this presentation, call Bill Hudson at 661-6901.

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