At a party, Ira Hayes (Adam Beach) cries in the arms of a mother whose son died at Iwo Jima, while John Doc Bradley (Ryan Phillippe) speaks with another mother.
February 1945. Even as victory in Europe was finally within reach, the war in the Pacific raged on. One of the most crucial and bloodiest battles of the war was the struggle for the island of Iwo Jima, which culminated with what would become one of the most iconic images in history: five Marines and a Navy corpsman raising the American flag on Mount Suribachi.
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