Iwo Jima’s ‘Valor’

Uncommon Valor: The Battle for Iwo Jima, a documentary, premiered at the Iwo Jima Veterans and Family Association Reunion. Nine heroes of the battle told their personal stories. The nine featured men are recipients of three Medals of Honor, one Navy Cross, two Silver Stars and 10 Purple Hearts. Their compelling interviews are told with a backdrop of actual Iwo Jima film footage which gives the viewer a visual understanding of what the men are talking about.

The story is in chronological order from the time they hit the beaches until the battle was over “It’s very awesome … humbling is the word to meet the men who were American heroes and literally changed history,” producer/director Shawnee Brittan said.