Meet George Cattelona from Raleigh, NC. George is a Marine who fought for 27 days on the island of Iwo Jima. Many military experts believed that the island could be taken in several days, but the battle lasted for more than 30 days. 22,000 Japanese soldiers were hunkered down in a matrix of caves waiting on the Marines. This was the bloodiest battle of the Pacific War. Listen to George's story and come to understand why men like him are truly "The Greatest Generation."