Aug. 28, 2012
Chief Aviation Boatswain's Mate Andrew Thomasson, right, hugs Senior Chief Ken Ballard after Thomasson laid his grandfather's ashes to rest at Iwo Jima's Invasion Beach. More than 60 Navy sailors honored Chief Motor Machinist's Mate Oscar Thomasson, who was a 2nd class petty officer when he participated in the initial assault during the Battle for Iwo Jima. He survived the battle and went on to raise a family in Kansas. He died Dec. 22, 2006, at 80.
Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Daniel Sanford
U.S. Navy via Reuters