Battle of Iwo Jima reenactment at NCBC

The Seabee Base in Gulfport reenacted the Battle of Iwo Jima this afternoon, one of the bloodiest fights on D-Day in World War II’s campaign against the Japanese in the Pacific.

The chief petty officer selection class conducted a battle reenactment commemorating the moment when Naval Construction Battalion Center 133 lost 60 percent of its construction force due to casualties while trying to take Iwo Jima from the Japanese back in February of 1945.

After losing 40 percent of their battalion, this makes the battle the highest death toll in Seabee History.

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