Monday, February 23, 2015

70 Years Ago, D+4

On February 23rd, 1945, Joe Rosenthal took a picture you might have seen somewhere. It is only the 4th day, and while the outcome may no longer be in doubt, there are 30 days of combat operations to go. It looks like victory as they are raising the flag, but there's a long way to go. Three of the men in this picture will never see it.


Guffaw in AZ said...

And 95% of today's youth couldn't tell you what this image is about...


Goober said...

BS. Knock it off.

Guys like you have been bitching about "the kids these days" since the days of Socrates.

And you've all been proven wrong. No reason to think you'll be any different.

For what it's worth, I have yet to meet any of the many kids I'm around who didn't know about Iwo and what it meant to us all.