Once Upon A Time In War

Once Upon A Time In War

The prototype of the Iwo Jima memorial at the Marine Military Academy in Harlingen, TX. Impressive!

Dust off...angels with iron wings

Makes my heart ache :(

There is no such thing as an unwounded soldier...

“Before I went into the military I knew everyone, and everyone knew me.. Before I left everyone I knew, and everyone I didn’t know said I was too handsome, too young. I wasn’t going to let that stop me.. I joined for my family.. for my friends..for the people I know.. and for the people I don’t.. Now, no one wants to see me.. no one wants to look at me.. and no one wants to know me..”

Daniel "Chappie" James Jr. (February 11, 1920 – February 25, 1978) was a fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force, who in 1975 became the first black American to reach the rank of four-star general

Doris Miller – During the attack on Pearl Harbor, Miller was assigned to grab wounded sailors and bring them to safety.

Henry Johnson and Needham Roberts were the 1st Americans to be awarded the French Croix de Guerre, France's highest military award for their World War I Heroism. Johnson & Roberts were manning a 2 man outpost when German patrol, estimated at more than 20 men, attacked with grenades. Wounded, both Americans emptied their weapons and Roberts, who was wounded in his hip or knee and unable to stand, tossed grenades to Johnson who hurled them at the enemy patrol to keep the attackers away.

Audie Murphy, most decorated u.s. soldier from wwii

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