Tadamichi Kuribayashi

Tadamichi Kuribayashi

Born: July 7, 1891

Died: March 26, 1945

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Biography: General Tadamichi Kuribayashi was a haiku poet, diplomat, and General of the Imperial Japanese Army General Staff. He is best known for being overall commander of the Japanese garrison during the Battle of Iwo Jima.

Source/Notes: His last radio transmission to the Japanese military headquarters.
Tadamichi Kuribayashi

“Do not plan for my return...”

- Tadamichi Kuribayashi

Source/Notes: To his wife Yoshie Kuribayashi.

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