Aug 7, 2017

Lance Cpl. Jeanette E. Fernando holds a handful of sand taken from her trip to Iwo Jima, August 1, 2017, at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan. Fernando and other Marines in her squadron were given the opportunity to revisit the battlegrounds at which Fernando's grandfather, a Navajo Code Talker, fought during World War II. Fernando is an airframe mechanic assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, currently on a unit deployment program with 1st MAW based in Okinawa, Japan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Andy Martinez)

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