Past And Future

“Marines cleaning their .30 caliber water-cooled machine gun while in reserve [for the] first time since D-Day. Iwo Jima 26 February 1945.” USMC photo by Sgt. Nicholas Ragus, H&S Company, 24th Marines. First Battalion is now a week into the battle for Iwo Jima; it’s D-plus-6 and they have had a rough time in the … More Past And Future

Birthday Update

Yesterday was the 244th birthday of the United States Marine Corps and today, of course, is Veteran’s Day. I was looking for an appropriate photo and remembered the one above, which I scanned during a research trip to Quantico a few years ago. And that reminded me of a few other updates I’ve been meaning … More Birthday Update