Iwo Jima Vet Passionate about Spreading Freedom’s Message

Seventy years after the battle of Iwo Jima, former Marine Sgt. Bill Pasewark continues to urgently enlighten the public about the cost of freedom. His daughter, Su Hess, assists him during his presentations using memorabilia and a Power Point presentation to bring the history of our nation’s fight for freedom to the forefront of our current consciousness.

Bill was born in Mt. Vernon, NY and entered the service in 1943 in New York City. He wanted to go into the Army Air Corp but through a twist of fate (or an unscrupulous Marine Recruiter!) he wound up in the Marines. After basic training at Parris Island he headed for combat training in Hawaii. Next came a landing on Iwo Jima after the beachhead had been established.

As Bill stated, the Japanese were more