Army officials say the reason is that today’s young people are not healthy enough. Hey, anybody else remember way back at the start of WW2? Because of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the Army had the immediate task of growing the peacetime army from 200,000 to 6,000,000. 133 more words
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Takahashi Toshiharu’s story continues….
I ran towards the sea. The day got brighter. When I jumped down, the enemy shot. I felt as if I burnt a burned hot chopstick in my chest and I could not breathe. 1,039 more words
As Takahashi Toshiharu watches the US tanks he continues his story:
No matter how long you wait, the tank will not come up to 10 meters. 893 more words
Iwo Jima a reprezentat scena uneia dintre cele mai singeroase batalii din 1945, din Pacific. Japonezii au pierdut peste 18.000 de soldati, iar americanii peste 6.800. 1,426 more words
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Seventy-three years ago on the island of Iwo Jima, Hershel “Woody” Williams randomly chose several fellow Marines to give him rifle cover as he made a one-man charge with his flamethrower against a network of Japanese pillboxes.