Always enjoy reading your newsletters and often read letters from Marines exhibiting “Old Corps” photos of themselves or relatives who served God, Country and Corps from the past. Continue reading “Proud To Claim The TITLE”
From the book “The Conquering Tide”… might use it if you changed some of the wording. Ha!
Last evening Dad passed away peacefully at home after attending 4th of july fireworks and a party with his friends. A funeral is being planned for early next week.
See his biography at:
Sgt George Peto Jr., 3/1/1, Pacific Theater, WWII
Good Morning America
The Marine Corps has determined that a Marine in the iconic World War II photo of the flag raising on Iwo Jima’s Mount Suribachi was misidentified. Continue reading “Iwo Flag Raiser Misidentified”
I have attached a few pictures of an LVT diorama that I made for a WWII Marine vet who went ashore on Tarawa and got hit and spent 11 months in the hospital. By that time the war was over for him. We became good friends and I built this for him and Continue reading “LVT Diorama”
Grandfather, Guy Timberman, aka, Rattlesnake O’Grady.
Rapid City Journal
Like so many young men returning from military service in World War II, Loyd Brandt just tried to pick up and move on and leave memories of the war behind.
“You just started living a new life, raising a family. You were too busy to dwell on the war,” said Brandt, of Rapid City, who celebrated his 90th birthday a week ago.
An Omaha amateur historian’s quixotic effort to rewrite the story of one the most famous photos in American history has prompted a reaction — and possibly a correction — from the U.S. Marine Corps.
The Marine Corps has launched a review of the iconic Iwo Jima flag-raising photo, Marine Maj. Clark Carpenter confirmed Friday, while declining to provide other details.
During the Gulf War, I had the honor to command 25th Marines. One of my battalions 1/25 got into the fight. The war ended before I could get 2/25 and 3/25 overseas. This regiment has had a distinguished Continue reading “The Forgotten Unit Of Iwo Jima”
Here are a couple pictures of a friend of mine’s father taken in 1948. He passed away on Easter Sunday April 23, 1986. His name was Richard Leroy Rankin Sr. After the war he went on to Graduate and married my friend’s mother. I know today he stands proud as he helps Guard the Gates of Heaven, Continue reading “The Difference Of The Uniforms”