Fighting Fourth Marines Website

For: Fighting Fourth Marines Website
Hershey, PA
Organizer: Michael Macchioni
Fighting Fourth Marines Website (Fighting Fourth Marines Website)
of $500 goal
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Raised by 8 donors

The Story

The famed Fighting Fourth Marines were part of the proud US Marines who, on February 23, 1945, raised Old Glory high atop Mount Suribachi on the island of Iow Jima.

Following its capture by the Twenty-eighth Marines, no one knew then--not even the men who had raised it--what an historic moment it was to become. That discovery was to be made in the photographic dark room on Guam, where Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal's famous picture first saw light.

On August, 2015, the Fourth Marine Division Association met at Camp Lejeune North Carolina a formal deactivation and to say their last goodbyes. Only 77 were able to attend.

I am Mike Macchioni and have been the Association's volunteer webmaster for ten years, having proudly donated my services for the design and management of their website. I would like to keep the website up but need funds to pay for the annual domain fee and web hosting which costs approximately $125 per year. When I pass on, my son will continue to maintain the website and, hopefully, others after him in perpetuity.

The current website is and is in need of modernizing. We will add a photo gallery, video, stories, oral histories, etc. We will also add resources that others provide us to do searches on their relatives who fought in the Division.

Thank you in advance for whatever you are able to do. If you have any questions, email me at [email protected]

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on June 3, 2017

Posted on June 3, 2017

It's been quite awhile since I've posted an update. I am working on a brand new site and I very much appreciate those of you who have donated to help me maintain the current site. The technology is old but the new platform will allow users of mobile devices better access to the website. Special thanks to Scott Martin for his recent donation!

Mike Macchioni, Hershey, PA

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