Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township

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Memorial Day: Remember the heroes of Iwo Jima

Like so many returning home from combat, “Dad said little about what happened on Iwo. I came to a realization that maybe what had to be done on that island was just something you didn’t talk about.”

Jim Henning refers to his father, Charles “Mike” Henning of Pocono Lake, who was a 2nd lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps during the battle of Iwo Jima. Lt. Henning experienced the worst in that famous battle of World War II in the South Pacific, in February of 1945. Read More...