The HBO Series The Pacific, based on E. B. Sledge’s book With The Old Breed, was very educational and I enjoyed the stories and lessons. After watching it, I purchased the book right away. With The Old Breed, one Marine’s detailed story about fighting the Japanese at Peleliu and Okinawa during World War Two. “Sledgehammer” … Read moreWith The Old Breed
The most decorated combat flight in U. S. history didn’t take place in a major battle. It was a photo-reconnaissance flight; the flight of ‘old 666′ in June of 1943. Read about the Eager Beaver Crew here. Link to this post!
The battle was unique in its setting. One hundred thousand men fighting on a tiny island one-third the size of Manhattan. For 36 days Iwo Jima was one of the most populated 7.5 miles on earth. Semper Fi! Link to this post!
THESE BROTHERS WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!~Cpl. Beddoe During WW II, between August 1944 and mid-February 1945, the U.S. Navy and Seventh Air Force ravaged the volcanic island Iwo Jima, 775 miles from Japan, with 6,800 tons of high-explosive bombs and more than 22,000 5- and 16-inch shells. It was the most massive pre-assault bombardment in … Read more23-FEB-1945, IWO JIMA