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 www.fightingfourth.com 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]