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Iwo Jima: The photo, the statue, the monument
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Editor's note: Today's column is the fourth in a series by John Waelti on the American Atomic Veterans. "The trail of death didn't end with Iwo Jima. "- James Bradley, son of John Bradley, and author of "Flags of Our Fathers"One 400th of a second - a barely measurable instant of time in a world war that cost the lives of some 48 million people and seemed an eternity to its survivors - was what it took for Joe Rosenthal's almost accidental Pulitzer Prize-winning Iwo Jima photo that symbolized America's war in the Pacific and captured the imagination of a war-weary nation.As summarized in my recent columns, the three surviving members of that photo, Pfc.