FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: The Flag Raisers ~ November 21, 2011
Medal of Honor recipient Ira Hayes, USMC. When young Ira Hayes left the Arizona Gila Indian reservation to go war as a US marine, the chief of the Pima Indian tribe told Ira to make his people proud and bring back Honor.
This is true Love. Sent to WWII only months after getting married, separated for 40 months, wounded in Iwo Jima, married for 71 years. 15 children. 49 grandchildren. 32 great-grandchilren. Ruth Todd kisses her "lovey" goodbye. RIP William Todd.
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[Photo] Gunner's Mate First Class Carrick N. Thomas passed a clip of four 40mm rounds through a hatch in a 40mm handling room of Alaska, off Iwo Jima, 6 Mar 1945
[Photo] Gunner's Mate First Class Carrick N. Thomas passed a clip of four 40mm rounds through a hatch in a 40mm handling room of Alaska, off Iwo Jima, 6 Mar 1945 | World War II Database
Jeep Iwo Jima Beach 1945
Jeep 4x4 on beach at Iwo Jima Operation, 1945. Marine dead, wrecked vehicles and swamped landing craft on an Iwo Jima invasion beach, 20 February 1945, the day after the initial landings. The broached LCVP at right is from USS Lowndes (APA-154). USS LSM-202 is in the left center background. Among the vehicles are a Jeep 4x4 and an amphibious tractor (LVT). Photo #: USMC 109604. Photographed by Hulstay, Fifth Marine Division. Uploaded to Flickr by Lee Ekstrom. U.S. Marine Corps Photograph.