Posts Tagged ‘Iwo Jima’


February 19, 2014 2 comments

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Who Raised The Flag At Iwo Jima?


Morning, 1020, on 23 February 1945, Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima, our national colors raised for the first time ever over the Japanese Empire!

The combat patrol of 40-men of Easy Company 2/28, 5th Marine Division, led by 1/Lt Harold G. Schrier USMC. See Gunny G’s sites & forums for the story of Sgt Ray Jacobs, USMC (Ret.), who for 57 years went unrecognized as the radioman in Sgt Lou Lowery‘s series of photos of the actual flagraising on Iwo Jima (not the “replacement” flag photo shot by Joe Rosenthal later that same day to become almost instantly famous).

(The following is from the book, Iwo Jima…, by Marling/Wetenhall)
The answer may surprise even long-time Marines who think they know their Marine Corps history…)

“…on February 24 when Schrier was notified, “Request you designate one member group of flag raisers report aboard Eldorado (AGC 11) early morning 25 February.Purpose news broadcast.

Schrier sent his second in command of the original patrol–PltSgt Ernest Ivy “Boots” Thomas.

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The American Flag Daily: Iwo Jima…see gunny g addendum re iwo jima, ray jacobs…

February 19, 2014 1 comment

The American Flag Daily: Iwo Jima

The American Flag Daily ^ | February 19, 2014 | FlagBearer

Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 7:41:44 AM by Master Zinja

On this day in 1945, the five-week-long battle of Iwo Jima began with the invasion of the island by the United States Marine Corps. This would be one of the bloodier battles in the Pacific theater, with more than 6,800 Americans dying and over 19,000 wounded. In their honor, we raise the Corps flag on the anniversary of the first day of battle.

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Dangerous Old Men… “Everybody knows a Walt Kowalski. He is the grizzled Korean War veteran Clint Eastwood played in the movie Gran Torino.”

February 18, 2014 1 comment

Dangerous Old Men

American Thinker ^ | January 12, 2013 | Ebben Raves

Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 1:22:54 PM by Neil E. Wright

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Clint Eastwood (“Letters from Iwo Jima” Screening, Berlinale 2007) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Everybody knows a Walt Kowalski. He is the grizzled Korean War veteran Clint Eastwood played in the movie Gran Torino. A man who spends his days sitting on the porch, keeping his house and yard immaculate, satisfied to drink his cheap beer while watching his neighborhood and country go to hell around him.


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He is an anachronism, a dinosaur — part of the old America where you worked hard, took pride in your work and where you lived, and fought for your country and what it stood for when called upon

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Gunny G: NEWEST STORIES @ B4IN ! !!!!!!!!!!!

February 3, 2014 Leave a comment


Update: TSA, FBI, DHS Retaliate Against NM Police Chief & CSPOA
by Guerilla Girl Ashley The Pete Santilli Show & The Guerilla Media Network Update: In todays episode of The Pete Santilli Show, we put all of the rumors, and dis-info about this very important story to rest. You will hear all of the facts of this story right from police

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Gunny G: 11 Attempts To Disband The Marines Or Merge With The Army… | BLOGGING BAD ~ DICK.G: AMERICAN !

December 24, 2013 3 comments


“Beginning with the presidency of Andrew Jackson, the Marines had survived eleven serious proposals to disband the Corps or merge it with the Army.5″


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“…Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal, who was inspecting Green Beach on Iwo Jima that morning in 1945, saw the Stars and Stripes go up atop Mount Suribachi and heard the beleaguered troops below come alive with whistles and cheers and shouts of joy.

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Stunt at WW II Memorial Shows More Evidence Obama is a Thug

October 3, 2013 2 comments

By Doug Patton Thursday, October 3, 2013


Imagine you are a veteran of World War II approaching your 90th birthday. This may be your last opportunity to visit the memorial that was erected to honor your service.



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You have come to your nation’s Capital, only to find that your president has ordered that memorial barricaded to keep you out.


As a teenager, you jumped off a landing craft into the surf at Omaha Beach and watched as your buddies were cut to pieces in the sand. Or maybe you endured the horrors of Iwo Jima or Guadalcanal battling the Japanese in the Pacific.


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Marine who served in Iraq ticketed for flying American flag

April 2, 2013 10 comments

Marine who served in Iraq ticketed for flying American flag

KRMG via WPXI ^ | Posted: 4:35 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2013 | Rick Couri

Posted on Tuesday, April 02, 2013 3:05:39 PM by rightwingintelligentsia

Gregory Schaffer said after his tour of duty in the Marines he wanted to go home and fly a flag in his yard.


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But a complaint from an anonymous neighbor got Schaffer in some hot water.

Schaffer got a citation from the city of Hypoluxo, Florida that said he needed a building permit to put up the flagpole.

The Marine told a TV station “it’s sad. It’s sad that we have to go through that just to fly a flag.”

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