MARINE CORPS IWO JIMA BATTLE LIVING HISTORY SAND USMC

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  • Sold Date: Jun 02, 2009
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The Battle for Iwo Jima Living History Box II

"Among the men who fought on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue."
Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN, 16 March 1945

This Battle of Iwo Jima Living History Box is a special collection piece created by myself to give everyone a chance to touch and feel the volcanic sand of Iwo Jima. This is the same sand that was cursed by the Marines as they struggled to get across the beach during this epic battle. The sand is housed in a case that is made from rosewood. The rosewood case is sanded smooth to bring out the luster of this beautiful wood. It has a hinged lid with a small groove that allows easy opening of the box. Mounted on the center of the lid is a beautiful brushed brass emblem showing the raising of the Stars & Stripes on Iwo Jima.

DESCRIPTION Brushed Brass Iwo Jima Flag Raising Emblem 3/4 Ounces of Sand from the Island of Iwo Jima Dimension: 2 inches (L) x 1 11/16 inches (W) x 1 1/4 inches (H) Respectfully Displayed Signed Statement of Authenticity Handcrafted By a 21 Year Marine Corps Veteran

The location that the sand was picked up was recorded as 24° 45' 19.4" N. & 141° 17' 58.3" E . using a Garmin GPS 76 device which is in the vicinity of Green Beach I. The sand is double bagged, and all you have to do is open the bag and place

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This collectible honors the memory of the men and women of the United States Marine Corps that serve, those that have served, and especially those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to their country since the Marine Corps founding in a small bar called Tun Tavern, November 10, 1775.

MUST HAVE COLLECTIBLE HANDCRAFTED BY A 21 YEAR MARINE CORPS VETERAN EACH ONE IS UNIQUE, NO TWO ARE ALIKE PERFECT GIFT FOR ANY MARINE

The item pictured is an example only and yours will vary slightly.in wood grain pattern and color. Insurance is recommended but optional. I cannot be responsible for items damaged or lost during shipping if insurance is not purchased. All buyers are reminded to notify us within 3 days of purchase of payment details. We take extra care to describe all items completely and accurately. If in doubt please feel free to e-mail us with your questions.

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The employees at Pacific-Tradewinds understand the importance of providing first class customer service, fast shipping and quality products. This Iwo Jima Living History Memento is a first class product and if your not 100% satisfied, we will provide a full refund and pay for the return postage!

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