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Former Islanders Mourn Those Killed on Iwojima During Pacific War

OGASAWARA, JAPAN - JUNE 14: Former residents of Iwojima pay tribute to those killed during the Pacific War at a memorial ceremony on June 14, 2015 in Ogasawara, Tokyo, Japan. Iwojima, located about 1,250 kilometers south of Tokyo, was a key island in defending the Japanese mainland from the U.S.-led advance during World War II. Although most of the islanders fled to the mainland, around 100 stayed behind as civilian workers for the Japanese military. More than 20,000 Japanese and about 7,000 U.S. soldiers died in the combat, and the remains of more than 10,000 people are still unrecovered on Iwojima. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)
Former Islanders Mourn Those Killed on Iwojima During Pacific War