Someone posted "... never leave a man behind." An amazing photo, I would like to know the details. Cannot believe it isn't famous, ... or is it?

It's the motto of any soldier: Never leave a fallen man behind. It's the way to be. Only a coward would leave someone behind, or to allow them to face an enemy alone. No matter what the cost never leave anyone behind.

Sinking of the USS Indianapolis. It was greatest single loss of life at sea in the history of the U.S. Navy. 300 went down with the ship. The remaining 900 men faced exposure, dehydration, and shark attacks as they waited for assistance--only 316 survived.

USS Indianapolis - Survivors in shark infested waters. Only 321 survived of the approximately 900 men who went into water. Many died from shark attacks. My brother-in-law's grandfather was one of the survivors.

Full broadside. USS Iowa

Friday Firepower: USS Iowa in high-res (44 HQ Photos)

The Iowa-class battleship USS Iowa fires a full broadside of her Mark 7 guns.

Three American soldiers lie half-buried in the sand at Buna Beach on New Guinea. This photo was taken in February 1943, but not published until September, when it became the first image of dead American troops to appear in LIFE during World War II. George Strock's photo was finally OK'd by government censors, in part because FDR feared the public was growing complacent about the war's horrific toll.

The TIME Vault: April 9, 1965

Three American soldiers lie half-buried in the sand at Buna Beach on New Guinea. This photo was taken in February but not published until September, when it became the first image of dead American troops to appear in LIFE during World War II

This photo provided by Paris Holocaust Memorial shows a German soldier shooting a Ukrainian Jew during a mass execution in Vinnytsia, Ukraine, sometime between 1941 and 1943. This image is titled The last Jew in Vinnitsa, the text that was written on the back of the photograph, which was found in a photo album belonging to a German soldier.

politics-war: “ German soldier shooting a Ukrainian Jew during a mass execution in Vinnytsia, Ukraine, sometime between 1941 and This image is titled “The last Jew in Vinnitsa”, the text that.

A young German soldier treated by an American medic.

21 photos of people being helpful in history. An American G. tends to the wounds of a young German soldier while waiting for the arrival of a medic in

WWII Battle of the Bulge .. Screamin' Eagle Paratroopers on Edge. You Never Get Over It! The Free Must Pray For The Brave!

Catholic men need encouragement in holiness. We need to be taught by our shepherds, the bishops, what our vocation as Catholic men means. Most of all, we need a call to arms, a challenge to live in a counter-cultural fashion.

Scenes of ‘Fury': The Brutal Reality of Tank Warfare in World War II | LIFE.com

Scenes of 'Fury': The Brutal Reality of Tank Warfare in World War II

American soldier Julian Patrick from Salyersville, Kentucky, U. Armored Division, killed in action inside his tank on March 1945 in Cologne Germany.

No-man's land: This U.S. soldier, who lies dead, entangled in barbed wire between rival tr...

An American soldier lies dead, tangled in barbed wire on the western front, World War I Photo credit: American Stock Archive/Getty Images

After the slaughter on Hill 875. Battle of Dak To. 173rd Airborne. Vietnam War

After the slaughter on Hill 875 Battle of Dak To Airborne they are the true Sky Soldiers. Feel like crying.

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