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Local ROTC Students Learn History Of Iwo Jima


Last updated 12/6/2017 at 4pm

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ROTC students listen to Hawkins' presentation.

ROTC students from Rosman High School and Brevard High School took a field trip to the Western North Carolina Military History Museum to listen to ex-Army officer Frank Hawkins speak about the WWII battle for Iwo Jima and the war in the Pacific.

In 2016, Hawkins participated in the 71st Memorial Service of Marine Corps and Japanese veterans of that battle. He climbed to the top of Mt. Suribachi, the scene of the famous photo of six Marines raising the flag (retold in the book and movie "Flags of our Fathers.")

To add context, Hawkins started with the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on...

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