Cover Story Sidebar | This Memorial Day veterans will commemorate the 60th anniversary of
the Battle of Iwo Jima-an epic fight that in many ways stands in
contrast to modern terror-inspired warfare. Nearly 100,000 U.S.
troops stormed the tiny Pacific island (about the size of
Manhattan) in 1945 to find they had no cover from the Japanese. The
island's loose volcanic ash made foxholes impossible; one-third of
U.S. forces died. But for the soldier on the ground, then and now,
some things don't change. Losing one