Iwo Jima Monument Auction

February 8, 2013 - 7:31 AM
FILE - This Feb. 23, 1945 file photo shows U.S. Marines of the 28th Regiment, 5th Division, raising the American flag atop Mt. Suribachi in Iwo Jima, Japan. Strategically located only 660 miles from Tokyo, the Pacific island became the site of one of the bloodiest, most famous battles of World War II against Japan. The photograph inspired a sculpture by Felix de Weldon which will be auctioned Feb. 22, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Joe Rosenthal, File)