Honored to serve an American Hero from the Battle of Iwo Jima

72 years ago this week, one of the bloodiest South Pacific battles of World War II had just begun. Seven thousand Marines lost their lives during the five weeks of fighting. Among the survivors was Carlos Showalter, an 18-year-old line sergeant with Marine Company C-1-23, which suffered a 94 percent casualty rate. “When it was all over,” Showalter said, “Only 38 returned home. By the grace of God, I was one of them.”

MISSION BBQ was honored to have him join us for lunch recently.

“Words can't express the gratitude we have for this man and the rest of the Greatest Generation,"says Heather Chocklett of our Roanoke location. “It is our honor to serve those who serve.” Watch his compelling presentation here.