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    Thanks Marines!

    I was in a JTF unit when I was in the Air Force. Combat Communications. JTF means you serve directly with other branches of the military in your unit. We were the Pentagons rapid deploying phone company when there were hot spots in the world. My first love was the Air Force but if I had another life to live it would be being a Marine. I had and have all the respect in the world serving with them and still do.

    This is a fascinating story below with pictures.

    http://www.goodolddogs.com/raisedflag2.html

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    My father-in-law was an WWII Marine. I called him "Sgt. Canfield" (which he liked) until the day he died.

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    I had no idea Iowa Jima was that small.

    6,821 Killed
    19,217 Wounded

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    Good link James. That's the first time I have seen the "gung ho" picture which is almost as cool as the flag raising.

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    Cool Those are well earned smiles

    Slightly off topic....
    A Canadian Veteran wrote an article in the paper regarding a speech he gave to some Grade 5 and 6 students. He spent a few years in a Japanese POW camp and was down to less than a hundred pounds when you guys dropped the bomb.
    When he stated that the atomic bomb saved his and countless American and Canadian lives, the teacher CHASTIZED the man in front of the kids.
    He no longer visits classrooms.
    Well, I for one would like to visit this particular classroom and set this so called "teacher" straight.

    Back on topic, thanks to the men who kicked ass and gave me freedom.

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    As part of our training we were introduced to a WWII vet who was captured just before the Battan death march. He was a POW for almost 5 years he had many stories and was glad also the bomb was dropped otherwize he knew the Japanese would have never surrendered.

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    “Engineers like to solve problems. If there are no problems handily available, they will create their own." Scott Adams

    "We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."
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    Thanks James

    robbynpasenior U.S.Army 7th Cav. 59-62

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