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The 31st Seabees constructed this memorial at the 5th Marine Division cemetery on Iwo. The photos below show the memorial and its concrete benches and a close-up of the center piece in the memorial.  Click on each thumbnail below for a larger photo.

Details of the concept, design and construction of the memorial are found in a 1945 document from the National Archives. 

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Click here to view the document in PDF.