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Les Stukenberg/The Daily CourierRetired Master Gunnery Sgt. Marion Branch talks about his experiences while in the United States Marine Corps and specifically about the battle of Iwo Jima.

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70 YEARS AGO: The Battle of Iwo Jima launched on Feb. 19, 1945

PRESCOTT - At 96, retired United States Marine Master Gunnery Sgt. Marion Branch still has nightmares of the horrific, and unforgettable sights and sounds he endured in World War II's bloodiest battle on a small island far from his home state of Kansas.