The U.S. Marines and Our Flag! Re USS Mayaguez, Etc. | BLOGGING BAD ~ What Folks Are Saying/Thinking!…Gunny G…

Posted: June 25, 2015 in Uncategorized

Gunny G: "IF" EVER THE TRUTH BE KNOWN.......... BLOGGING BAD!

Whenever Amereicans, and perhaps others, think of Marines, many of them most likely recall to mind the highly-publicized flag raising photograph by Joe Rosenthal on Iwo Jima on February 23, 1945.

But, that was in fact the raising of a second flag on Mount Suribachi that day, a “replacement” flag, the actual flag raising having occurred earlier that day by the Marines of Lt. Schrier’s (Easy-2-28) 40-man combat patrol.

Because of that photograph, However, more than anything else, I believe, we have come to associate Marines with our flag and flag raisings over foreign lands.

Or, as Lt. Col. David W. Szelowski USMCR (ret.) puts it…MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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