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Posted by badanov 2013-02-23 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [1555 views ]  Top

#1 Birthday Gam Shot

Natalia Verbeke [Argentine][Filmography](age 37)

Hermosa Trasero

Posted by GolfBravoUSMC 2013-02-23 00:04||   2013-02-23 00:04|| Front Page Top

#2 A dog lover as well.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-02-23 01:34||   2013-02-23 01:34|| Front Page Top

#3 Most excellent link Mr. B.
Posted by Dale 2013-02-23 07:17||   2013-02-23 07:17|| Front Page Top

#4 68 years ago today...

Posted by tu3031 2013-02-23 15:56||   2013-02-23 15:56|| Front Page Top

#5 Hermosa nena mirando por decir lo menos, incluyendo su parte trasera, lo que bellos ojos
Posted by Cleating Ebbavish1197 2013-02-23 16:19||   2013-02-23 16:19|| Front Page Top

#6 A great photograph, one for the ages. But truth be told the combat on Iwo was just getting cranked up.
Posted by Shipman 2013-02-23 16:22||   2013-02-23 16:22|| Front Page Top

#7 My Dad is near 90, he was (is LOL) in the 4th Division. He was on the plains below working a radio and laying way damn low. The 4th Division went back to Maui so shot up it was not capable of action for 6 months. Next stop was Operation Coronet. Ima way damn happy that didn't go down, for reasons obvious. I'm here.

Posted by Shipman 2013-02-23 16:28||   2013-02-23 16:28|| Front Page Top

#8 Most of the guys in that picture never got off the island.
Posted by tu3031 2013-02-23 16:33||   2013-02-23 16:33|| Front Page Top

#9 No, Capt. Kangaroo was never on Iwo Jima and Lee Marvin got his "Million Dollar Wound" on Saipan.
Posted by GolfBravoUSMC 2013-02-23 16:52||   2013-02-23 16:52|| Front Page Top

#10 If you haven't already, read "Flags of our Fathers", by James Bradley,son of PM2 John Bradley. It tells the life stories of the six flag raisers, plus the details of the Battle of Iwo Jima. PM2 Bradley got the Navy Cross (second only to the Medal of Honor) for his actions on Iwo. (Not for the flag raising). The book covers the stories of what happened to the three survivors as well.

The book also tells the stories of the first flag raisers. The iconic photograph was actually the second flag raised on Mt Suribachi. However, the flag was too small, so they ordered a larger flag to be raised.

Don't bother with Clint Eastwood's film, at least until you've read the book.
Posted by Rambler in Virginia 2013-02-23 17:25||   2013-02-23 17:25|| Front Page Top

#11 Three of the six got off the island, but the one that went back to a reservation drank himself to death.

One - the Navy Corpsman - raised eight children, one of whom wrote an excellent book about the six.

I suppose many of you knew that, being military historians and such like. But perhaps TW did not know....
Posted by Bobby 2013-02-23 17:34||   2013-02-23 17:34|| Front Page Top

Ballad of Ira Hayes, sung by Johnny Cash
Posted by Glenmore 2013-02-23 18:29||   2013-02-23 18:29|| Front Page Top

#13 From US Naval Institute Proceedings: 'Photographer Joe Rosenthal admitted that when he took a shot of five Marines and one Navy corpsman raising the U.S. flag on Iwo Jima¬ís Mt. Suribachi on 23 February 1945, he had no idea that he had captured something extraordinary. He was setting up for a different shot when he spotted the group of men planting the flag and quickly took a snap without even looking through the viewfinder. The chance photo would become iconic overnight and go on to win the Pulitzer Prize.'
Posted by Glenmore 2013-02-23 18:43||   2013-02-23 18:43|| Front Page Top

#14  But perhaps TW did not know....

You are ever kindness itself, Bobby. TW did not know, as is so often the case. :-)
Posted by trailing wife 2013-02-23 21:12||   2013-02-23 21:12|| Front Page Top

#15 Bobby, could you repost the link for the son's book? It didn't work for me.
Posted by trailing wife 2013-02-23 21:17||   2013-02-23 21:17|| Front Page Top

#16 I had the pleasure of meeting one of the many sculptures(about 100) involved in that project. He lived near Peace Cross in Bladensburg Maryland. Thin man maybe 80 pounds. Long gray white beard and hair to his shoulders and lower. Clothes just rags hanging on him. He was dying of emphysema. He had a sketch of the memorial on his wall not framed. One corner turned under. His bed was a simple military cot with just one thin blanket. He told me his story. A small part anyway. Should you ever see the top most hand closely you will see its that of an old man. He said he made a copy of his hand for there. He died shortly later. OH, many will dispute this story but I am inclined to believe him. No one believes you even if you were there. I have seen that happen many times.
Posted by Dale 2013-02-23 22:05||   2013-02-23 22:05|| Front Page Top

#17 Can we say, for this image, its symbology and the following 60 years, there was indeed some Intelligent Design?
Posted by Skidmark 2013-02-23 23:35||   2013-02-23 23:35|| Front Page Top

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22:43 Barbara
22:41 Barbara
22:05 Dale
21:18 Pappy
21:17 trailing wife
21:12 trailing wife
20:52 JosephMendiola
20:27 Frank G
20:01 tfsm on the rd
19:38 Redneck Jim
19:36 Redneck Jim
19:30 Redneck Jim
19:28 Redneck Jim
19:23 Redneck Jim
19:06 KBK
18:43 Glenmore
18:33 Frozen Al
18:29 Glenmore
18:15 newc
17:50 Charles
17:34 Bobby
17:25 Rambler in Virginia
17:13 Alaska Paul

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