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Spokane Vet Remembers The Battle Of Iwo Jima

Michel Ladich Michel Ladich

SPOKANE, Wash. - This weekend marks the 66th anniversary of The Battle of Iwo Jima, one of the fiercest military battles in United States history. 66 years later a Spokane man still recalls the time that defined his life and the events we read in history books. The 35 day battle against the Empire of Japan killed more than 6,800 American servicemen and more than 21,000 Japanese.

Spokane's Michel Ladich was just 19 years old when he was shipped out for his tour of duty, a young man stepping onto foreign soil, fighting for his country. He remembers killing his first enemy as well as watching his friends die around him. He made it home and credits his safety with "being lucky".

Coming up tonight on KHQ Local News at 6PM KHQ's Jennifer Rohrer sits down with Ladich as he vividly remembers the events that define our nation and remembers what it was like to be in the middle of one of the deadliest battles in US History.

 

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