Volunteer Jeffrey Korblum, Director of Aeronautics at Liberty University (first image) and Brennan Vilcheck a junior in aviation management (second image) applying a primer coat to the wing of a WWII grasshopper aircraft at Liberty’s School of Aeronautics. (Emily Elconin/The News and Advance)
74 years ago today the Marines raised our Nations Colors on top Mt Suribachi, for all to see. I’ve talked to men who saw that historic moment, and when they explain it. It’s a feeling we don’t understand, because it was something that had to be witnessed. After the brutal and intense fighting that had taken place before hand, the Flag raising was a sign of Hope and Accomplishment for our service members watching from ashore or on ship.
The fighting wasn’t over, and would continue well into March. But I imagine the Japanese knew the Marines were there, and were there till the Mission was completed fully.
You can see the Marine Holding the M-1 which is what rifle I have next to the photo. The Japanese headband in the right of the photo is a piece I bought at an antique store that was brought back from the Pacific Theater. #marine#usmc#combat#veteran#grunt#doghandler#wwii#iwojima#fla#flaging #flag #greatestgeneration
Note: I don’t know what that headband say, but it’s a piece of history that was brought back from someone who was there.