Talk:Tadamichi Kuribayashi

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Lt. General?[edit]

Kuribayashi was posthumously raised to Colonel general, surely this needs mentioning, but where? The first line identified him as Lt. General which was the highest rank he held while alive. Discuss whether his posthumous rank should be included here or elsewhere. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 219.127.147.7 (talk) 09:53, 15 December 2006 (UTC).

Where did you get this info? 168.253.12.62 18:14, 25 December 2006 (UTC)

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agree, —Preceding unsigned comment added by 90.228.226.5 (talk) 14:14, 21 May 2009 (UTC)


It's on one of his books. It says it on "Letters from Iwo Jima" by Kumiko Kakehashi or in "Pictures Letters from the Commander in Chief" by Tadamichi Kuribayshi. Rikiurabe (talk) 10:53, 22 March 2012 (UTC)

Contradictions[edit]

1: The only type of death mentioned in the intro is ritual suicide, but later the article calls that "less credible" than his being killed in action. 2: This article claims that 283 of the Japanese defenders survived, while Battle of Iwo Jima claims 216. David 22:06, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

Death of Kuribayashi: Raymond Cartier states in his "World War II History" (Paris, 1966) that "no one ever learned the way the hero of this epic defense, Kuribayashi, died". Ttzavaras 20:34, 10 April 2007 (UTC)


Apparently he won the order of the Precious Crown, an award reserved for women! Needs fixing! Tim

CBS Sunday Morning profile[edit]

Here's a link that seems to have the full text of a story that ran on the CBS program [[Sunday Morning back in February, 2007: "Iwo Jima" Shows The Other Side Of WWII: The Clint Eastwood-Directed Movie Is Sympathetic To Japan's Plight - It has various comments about Kuribayashi that might be useful. Lawikitejana 23:29, 7 July 2007 (UTC)