All officers of Chichi Jima, goodbye from Iwo
His last radio transmission to the Japanese military headquarters.
The battle is approaching its end. Since the enemy’s landing, even the gods would weep at the bravery of the officers and men under my command. ... [My] men died one by one, and I regret very much that I have allowed the enemy to occupy a piece of Japanese territory.Tadamichi Kuribayashi
Do not plan for my return...Tadamichi Kuribayashi
You must not expect my survival...Tadamichi Kuribayashi
The US is the last country in the world we should fight.Tadamichi Kuribayashi