He Did Not Choose to Die One of the announced ten prisoners taken on Iwo Jima is being brought back to the beach by Third Division Marines. The fierce fighting for the volcanic rock, stepping stone to Tokio, precludes the taking of numerous prisoners. (quoted from the original vintage photo caption, the text of which indicates it was prepared in late February 1945). The original photograph came from Rear Admiral Samuel Eliot Morison's World War II history project working files. Official U.S. Marine Corps Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command.