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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 20, 2:45 PM Thread Starter
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75 years ago today

I remember my boss, who taught me my trade,telling me stories of when he was there.
He became sergeant because his sergeant was killed during the battle.
He showed me a huge Japaneses flag he had brought back.

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God bless those great Americans.

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Just think of the world we would have if those guys did not fight in that war. Thank you guys, every day for giving us our freedom.

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When I was stationed at Camp Pendleton, I had the honor and privilege to meet Medal of Honor winner Woody Williams who won the Medal at this epic battle.

I'm honored and humbled to have worn the same uniform as these men.


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As a veteran who was drafted, I can feel a kindred spirit with these men, the majority who were also conscripts.
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In 1992, a few of my Marine Corps buddies and myself went on a trip with a group of former Marines. This was a three day event which took us through Arlington Cemetery and a few other sites in the DC area. The highlight of the trip was to see the Evening Parade at the Marine Corps Barracks on 8th and I street. ( seeing the evening parade was at the top of my bucket list )

Well, the group of former Marines that put this memorable trip together, mostly consisted of WWII, Korea and Vietnam war participants. One WWII Marine on our bus told us about his first mission, as the LCU's departed from the ships heading toward Iwo Jima. He was to take the original flag, which was a smaller flag, to the top of Mt Suribachi. His name is Fred Huffman. He accomplished the mission, and the one thing we didn't know was the original US flag he carried to the top was replaced by the larger one we all see in the flag raising photo.

I ran into him again at the Marine Corps Museum outside of Quantico in 2010 when I retired. He was volunteering his time at the museum working at a WWII display. I again thanked him for his service.
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greatest generation.

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