The Iwo Jima monument is a popular place to take photographs after recruit graduation ceremonies at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. Pfc.
Thomas Armstrong poses with his brother, Tyler Armstrong, left, and father Thomas E. Armstrong of Chesapeake, Va., after he graduated Aug. 7. Museum staff works hard to keep the mold presentable, but questions how much longer it can do so.
The Iwo Jima monument is a popular place to take photographs after recruit graduation ceremonies at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. Pfc. Thomas Armstrong poses with his brother, Tyler Armstrong, left, and father Thomas E. Armstrong of Chesapeake, Va., after he graduated Aug. 7. Museum staff works hard to keep the mold presentable, but questions how much longer it can do so.
The Iwo Jima monument is a popular place to take photographs after recruit graduation ceremonies at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. Pfc. Thomas Armstrong poses with his brother, Tyler Armstrong, left, and father Thomas E. Armstrong of Chesapeake, Va., after he graduated Aug. 7. Museum staff works hard to keep the mold presentable, but questions how much longer it can do so.

'Temporary' mold of iconic statue to get yet another makeover in its 7th decade

August 14, 2009 12:00 AM