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(Wikipedia)   "The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next five hundred years." Have a good Iwo Jima Day everyone   ( en.wikipedia.org) divider line
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2013-02-23 10:39:42 AM  
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2013-02-23 03:07:29 PM  
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Not Smart or Funny, what happened to the Dumbass button?

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2013-02-23 02:54:10 PM  
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Letting old people get weepy over this shiat is the reason we have to waste ten minutes before every football game for our red, white, and blue circle jerk.
2013-02-23 12:44:55 PM  
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Another "staged" flag raising for GAT
2013-02-23 12:18:54 PM  
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And another 37,500 years past that ....
2013-02-23 03:40:03 PM  
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I have a lot of trouble believing a "No shiat there I was" story from 70 years ago.  I know plenty of dudes from my unit that reclassed from 11B to VH1Storyteller as soon as they got home.  Even with only five years passing, those stories get more and more extravagant.  I wonder how many grandchildren fawn over a POG without even knowing.
2013-02-23 03:28:05 PM  
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My grandfather, a member of the 5th Marine Division, was on Iwo Jima, Red Beach.  He passed away in the early 70's.  What those men went through, no one should have to endure.  My mom said that after he returned in late '45, he was never the same.  He left, as a square jawed Marine, but came back changed.
For months after, my mom remembers many a night of hearing him screaming in his sleep.  Because of a Jap mortar attack, he lost the hearing in his right ear, shrapnel wounds to his right side that killed a couple buddies.  Until the day he died, you NEVER walked up behind him unannounced and tapped him on the shoulder...he would turn around swinging.
The only lighthearted moment (he never said how he got it), was a officers sword he came back with.  When asked, he said he captured the officer, told him a joke, and the guy laughed to death.
Gramps, where ever you are, SEMPER FI!

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2013-02-23 02:56:42 PM  
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2013-02-23 02:51:47 PM  
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2013-02-23 01:29:26 PM  
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love that suribachi sauce.
2013-02-23 12:56:11 PM  
1 vote:

Red Shirt Blues: GAT_00: Red Shirt Blues: GAT_00: Happy Staged Propaganda Today!

It wasn't staged moran. But then you're GAT so you probably already knew that.

Yes it was.  That famous picture was staged after the fact.

No you moran. The first flag was taken down on orders as the Marines wanted to keep it for themselves and not let a politician get his hands on it. It is now on display in the Marine Corp museum. A second flag was brought up the hill. The flag came from an LST and was much larger than the first. A section of drain pipe was found and the flag attached. A simple "hey guys lend a hand" was called out and the six flag raisers answered. Rosenthal lucked out as he turned and took the shot. There is even a color film of it. Nothing about it was staged. Just six Marines  following an order. It was even acknowledged in that bad John Wayne film in the opening credits that it was the second flag raising. Nothing was staged. Rosenthal was dogged for years and accused of posing the Marines in the scene. It just wasn't so.

Amazing how pissed off you can get for pointing out that a picture was staged.
2013-02-23 11:22:42 AM  
1 vote:
Happy Staged Propaganda Today!
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