Sixty-eight years ago this week, 70,000 Americans fought in the battle of Iwo Jima. It was the bloodiest battle of World War II. For Fox News Channel’s Peter Johnson, Jr., this anniversary has a special significance. His father, who recently passed away, fought and was wounded at Iwo Jima.

Johnson and his family were recently invited to the Iwo Jima Survivors Association annual reunion weekend, where veterans recalled the sacrifice of their fallen brothers.

Watch the emotional tribute below: