that last one there is gruesome...
The flag raising picture is one of my favorites, but this is also amazing to see, gives me the chills every time. (if this is a repost....sorry)
If you want to read a great tragedy just read about the life of Ira Hayes.
Sounds like the firewater got him.If you want to read a great tragedy just read about the life of Ira Hayes.
I just finished "Flags of our Fathers" by James Bradley, I highly reccomend this book, one of my top 3, Ira Hayes' story is very sad, he was an outstanding marine, but had a hard time in real life, What I found most interesting about him was, the 6th original flagraiser was thought to be Hank Hansen, and this was beleived for a while even though the 3 living flagraisers had said it was Harlon Block Out of the blue Ira Hayes hitchiked hundreds of miles to Harlon Block's mothers house, stayed for a few minutes to tell her that it was her son in the picture(which she knew all along..he is the one at the base of the pole)then left. If it wasn't for him Block would probably never be known as one of the flagraisers. Well that's my quick tidbit of info.
wow guys great posts and very dramatic keep it coming
Very nice. From South Africa?
Nope, Singapore actuallyOriginally Posted by Lazarou