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Debarkation: Putting The Boots In The Boats

As I deliver author presentations around the country, I am often asked how the attack transports in WWII unloaded their troops and equipment. In this post, I will use a few pictures to demonstrate how navy and coast guard crews transferred marines and soldiers to the landing craft. 289 more words

Amphibious Forces

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US army marching through the Arch of Triumph, Paris


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Marines Raising Flag on Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima


Remembering Iwo Jima

One of my editors asked if I wanted to interview a couple of guys in town who fought on Iwo Jima. Talk about a rhetorical question. 2,896 more words

Honoring Veterans Requires More Than a Parade

The U.S.S. Iwo Jima, one of the Navy’s largest, most versatile ships, docked in Manhattan last week. More than 1,300 members of its crew and embarked Marines enjoyed the city’s hospitality; and in turn New Yorkers showed them our appreciation for their service and sacrifice. 804 more words


Sulfur Island

For my Dad, 5th Marines, Spearhead Division, Iwo Jima,
who lived through events that I cannot even fathom.

My dad said
just before landing
they handed out shots of… 48 more words


Veteran's Day

My grandfathers served in World War I and II. I don’t know much about Papa’s time served during WWI. I’m not sure if he ever talked about it very much or maybe I was too young to pay much attention. 230 more words