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A Flag of Our Father

You know who I respect the most? The people I don’t know. Kind of an odd thing to say. There are millions of people in this world that do great things for others and no one ever knows about it. 768 more words


"The Company From Brooklyn"

A little-known nickname for Charlie Company, 24th Marines – even if “dem bums” were “a vigorous minority group affecting the character of the entire outfit.” 77 more words

My views on the information in the news today and the impact of the image

There is no doubt that through the last 150 years or so, there have been some incredibly touching, emotional and shocking photographs taken during conflicts which showcase both the human cost of war and the ultimate futility of fighting in what it can achieve. 478 more words

Antonisia Schroder

Bob Porter survived direct hit on landing craft at Iwo

Bob Porter of Venice, Fla. served as a sergeant with the 5th Marine Division in World War II. He was with the first U.S. Marines killed or wounded at the Battle of Iwo Jima during the closing days of the Second World War. 1,106 more words

World War II

Local veteran aids in famous flag raising on Iwo Jima

CHARLES CITY, Iowa – Veterans Day is a time to recognize those who put their life on the line to secure our country and freedom. That includes a local Marine who fought in a historic battle, and lived to tell his story. 310 more words