Retired Marine and Iwo Jima veteran Edward Mix takes photos of an MV-22B Osprey 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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Retired Marine and Iwo Jima veteran Edward Mix takes photos of an MV-22B Osprey 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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