HONOLULU — Seventy-three years ago on the island of Iwo Jima, Hershel “Woody” Williams randomly chose several fellow Marines to give him rifle cover as he made a one-man charge with his flamethrower against a network of Japanese pillboxes. He spent four hours unleashing flames into the pillboxes that had stymied advance for days, racing … Read more
Color photography may not have been invented until the 1930s but that hasn’t stopped an active group of Redditors from looking to change the past. On the Colorized History Subreddit, Redditors use photo manipulation to add color to historical black and white images. Two of the most prolific users, Mads Dahl Madsen and Jordan J. … Read more
If a picture is worth a thousand words, this image says so much about the meaning of memorial Day. Please share. Link to this post!
My good friend Jim Hatch (USMC, RVN) is a talented artist and one of my favorite songs he does is called “Drive On”, written by Johnny Cash after he and his wife June returned from a USO tour in Viet Nam. With Jim’s permission, please take a minute and listen to “Drive On! If you … Read more
Many I’ve never seen before. Great tribute to Chesty! ~Cpl. Beddoe Lieutenant General Lewis Burwell “Chesty” Puller (June 26, 1898 – October 11, 1971) was an officer in the United States Marine Corps. Puller is the most decorated U.S. Marine in history, and the only Marine to be awarded five Navy Crosses. During his career, … Read more
This morning, I attended a traditional veteran recognition event at the New York Stock Exchange. My good friend and Marine Ben Cascio and Marine Mark Stanton, Ben’s crew chief from Vietnam, and I were special guests to observe the pre-Opening Bell celebration of Veteran’s Day. We arrived prior to 0800 and were treated to a … Read more
From Photos of the United States Marine Corps on Facebook. “DI marching his recruits back to the barracks from Camp Pendleton’s Edson Range at sunset.” Photo by David Harvey Photo submitted by David Harvey http://www.usmc81.com Link to this post!
A good collection of MAG-16 (and related) photos from Vietnam given to me last week by Doug Woods in Reno:http://t.co/0ojCyOQ7A2 Link to this post!
Enjoy your freedoms on the 4th of July! Link to this post!
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