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    65 years ago today...

    Semper Fi
    "Only Nixon can go to China." -- Old Vulcan proverb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnut View Post
    Semper Fi
    I second that one, Semper Fi to all of our Marines! Without them who knows where we would be.
    Fortitude.....The strength to persist...The courage to endure.

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    Unforgettable image...Semper Fi!

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    Found another picture while browsing the net...

    16 January 2003 -- F-14 Tomcats assigned to the Black Knights of Fighter Squadron One Five Four (VF-154) fly by the memorial on Mt. Elkhart on Iwo Jima Island. The memorial is to the flag raising during Battle of Iwo Jima on top of Mt. Suribachi. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. William F. Evans.

    The memorial reads: "Among the Americans who served on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue." — Nimitz. Dedicated to those who fought here by the Island Command AGF. Erected by the 31st USNCB. Old Glory was raised on this site 23 February 1945 by members of the Second Battalion, 28th Regiment, Fifth Marine Division.
    File:MemorialonMtSuribachi.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    ^ What a great shot.

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    Outstanding GN...........................FEAR NAUGHT
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    Those beaches at one o' clock caught hell from the Japanese up on Suribachi. Hard days for mankind.

    I salute those men and all from that generation for the immense sacrifice made to our comfort enjoyed today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by S2 View Post
    Those beaches at one o' clock caught hell from the Japanese up on Suribachi. Hard days for mankind.

    I salute those men and all from that generation for the immense sacrifice made to our comfort enjoyed today.
    In full agreement GREAT SHOT!
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    Can't believe I started this thread 5 years ago to the day. It felt like yesterday.
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    The 22 Medals of Honor awarded for valor on Iwo were 28% of the total MOH awarded to Marines for the entire Pacific War (82 awarded). 5 sailors were also awarded the Medal of Honor for valor at Iwo.
    “We had been hopelessly labouring to plough waste lands; to make nationality grow in a place full of the certainty of God… Among the tribes our creed could be only like the desert grass – a beautiful swift seeming of spring; which, after a day’s heat, fell dusty.”
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