Army photographer George Burns was on Mount Suribachi, Japan when the star-spangled banner was raised, but the photo he took has been missing ever since.
A purported photograph of a Japanese journalist, who is believed to be missing in Syria, was circulated Monday by a person claiming to be a mediator.
Word spread of the vandalized memorial all the way to Arizona, inspiring Kelly Townsend, a Navy vet, to pack up her kids and make the drive to LA.
Americans honored veterans killed while serving in the military.
Soccer star Alan Pulido was abducted in the crime-plagued northern state of Tamaulipas.