In the Shadow of Suribachi: Sammy's Story
Sammy Bernstein, an enlisted United States Marine, was one of the seventy-thousand men who stormed ashore Iwo Jima’s volcanic ash. The island would become a tomb for almost all of the twenty-two thousand Japanese defending it. If surviving thirty-six days of hell can be considered lucky, then Sammy was one of the lucky ones. He came home. Sammy’s Story is a coming-of-age story—from his surprise enlistment in the Marine Corps as a naive, young boy to his transition into a battle-ready Marine on the black sands of Iwo Jima.
Starring Sammy Bernstein, Roberta Bernstein, Howie Bernstein
Director Joseph Conforti