Some time ago I was speaking to a church in California on the subject of vicarious suffering (i. e. the kind of suffering someone does so someone else doesn't have to; see 1 Peter 3:18; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Isaiah 53:4-6).  To illustrate this sort of suffering I mentioned the fight for Iwo Jima, February 19-March 16, 1945.

From among 20,965 total casualties suffered in 26 days of hellish

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