Len Maffioli and Damaso Sutis, two retired Marines and Iwo Jima veterans, share stories and laughs with active-duty Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 363 at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Feb. 16. This year marks the 73rd anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima, which began Feb. 19, 1945 and ended March 26, 1945. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Mark Lowe II/Released)

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Len Maffioli and Damaso Sutis, two retired Marines and Iwo Jima veterans, share stories and laughs with active-duty Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 363 at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Feb. 16. This year marks the 73rd anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima, which began Feb. 19, 1945 and ended March 26, 1945. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Mark Lowe II/Released)

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