Thursday, February 23, 2012

On This Day................
February 23, 1945

Marines Raised the Flag
atop Mount Suribachi

Ugly ass Battle that one.

"Of the 22,060 Japanese soldiers entrenched on the island, 21,844 died either from fighting or by ritual suicide. Only 216 were captured during the battle. According to The official Navy Department Library website,“The 36-day (Iwo Jima) assault resulted in more than 26,000 American casualties, including 6,800 dead.”.........

Glad I never had to see anything like that.

Gratuitous Picture for a Thursday Morning-

And I don't suppose you can broach this subject without some Johnny Cash input on at least one of the subjects in that picture above.


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