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Thanks, Joe!

We are here because of guys like those in Joe’s famous picture. They were there, and 3 of those 6 did not leave that island alive.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/object/article?f=/c/a/2006/08/21/MNGEJKM9VH1.DTL&o=0

It was staged.

Great picture, but it takes away from it to me.

The book “Flags of our Fathers” by James Bradley is a great account of the flag raising on Mt Suribachi and gives the stories of the five Marines and one Navy Corpsman that were in that photo. It is a good read.

[quote]BH6 wrote:
The book “Flags of our Fathers” by James Bradley is a great account of the flag raising on Mt Suribachi and gives the stories of the five Marines and one Navy Corpsman that were in that photo. It is a good read. [/quote]

One of the five was a Texan. His entire highschool senior class went and enlisted one day during lunch.

You don’t hear stories like that anymore.