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Posted: 02/23/22 10:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Learned today that on this date in History that the U.S. Flag was raised in the battle of Iwo Jima, February 23. The battle raged on for many more weeks before the island was secured. The greatest generation....


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R.I.P. to all that served including my dad, a Staff Sgt in Second Service Signal Battalion, veteran of the New Guinea and East Indies campaigns.


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Musta been a bad one for those that were there. I had a uncle who was on the 3rd wave to hit the beaches. All his later life my aunt said he would sometimes have flash backs at nite and wake up shouting. He's gone now but never talked about it with other uncles/family friends who served in WW II, other than to say most of his unit never made it off the beach.
Much to learn on history.com websites about the taking of Iwo Jima campaign.


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God bless the Greatest Generation. We owe our freedom and our nations past generation for all the good that has came forth after WWII.

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My father was U.S. Army from 1941-1945, spent his entire enlistment at Dutch Harbor, AK. I was U.S. Army 1969-1970, Vietnam. Most of my tour was with 199th Inf. Bde. and 1st Aviation Bde. during 1970.

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Aptly named the "Greatest Generation". I fear that we could not muster such courage and bravery to tackle such a war today. With things happening as they are we may just need to again fairly soon. Bless them and all who served.

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ken56 wrote:

Aptly named the "Greatest Generation". I fear that we could not muster such courage and bravery to tackle such a war today. With things happening as they are we may just need to again fairly soon. Bless them and all who served.


With our inability to even wear a mask to combat a lethal virus without resorting to street demonstrations deploring our lost 'right' to go maskless, I have a hard time seeing us willingly going through Meatless Mondays, gas rationing, and sugar restrictions, much less wading ashore on some island against small arms and machine gun fire. I hope we would respond again as they did then but I fear the fame of the fighting American will be replaced with a picture of Ukrainian civilians standing before tanks. And deservedly so.


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