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5th Marine Division Cemetery

On Friday morning, D plus 18, litter bearers moved Jack's body to 5th Division Cemetery, which was near the base of Mount Suribachi. He was laid at plot 5 on row 13 and assigned grave number 1244.

On March 21, 1945 the 5th Marine Division Cemetery was formally dedicated. Chaplains prayed, Major General Keller E. Rockey added a tribute to the dead and Lieutenant Roland B. Gittelsohn, U.S. Navy and a 5th Division chaplain, spoke of friends buried and "the ghastly price of freedom...." The flag was raised then lowered to half-mast. Taps was played echoing across the dark forbidding ash of Sulfur Island. 

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