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gunnyg
07-22-04, 12:05 PM
http://gunnyg.blogspot.com/2004_07_14_gunnyg_archive.html
http://gunnyg.blogspot.com/2004_07_14_gunnyg_archive.html

thedrifter
07-22-04, 12:12 PM
Thanks GunnyG......


A few more comments on the subject by the Marines

http://www.leatherneck.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=15672


Ellie

gunnyg
07-22-04, 12:42 PM
ABOUT THE MARLING/WETENHALL BOOK...

Patriotic Fervor and the Truth About Iwo Jima
By Karal Ann Marling and John Wetenhall
http://hnn.us/articles/599.html

Ms. Marling is professor of art history and American studies at the University of Minnesota. Mr. Wetenhall is executive director of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.

Editor's Note: Because Iwo Jima has been in the news, we decided to republish this piece, which first appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education in 1993.

IWO JIMA has a special place in our nationís past. For many Americans it is a place where emotion merges with memory, where feeling and facts become one. It is a holy place in our civil religion, where emotions gather and linger--for generations. With our notes and books and claims of objectivity, we historians sometimes trespass--at our peril--upon this terrain where others have fought and died.

When we wrote about the commemoration of the World War II battle at Iwo Jima in Iwo Jima: Monuments, Memories, and the American Hero (Harvard University Press, 1991), we, as outside observers, became part of the process of remembering deeds of war. But quite unintentionally, we were dragged into a vortex of misremembering, as hearsay and emotion quickly subsumed the truth.

On February 23rd, 1945, the fifth day......

(too long to post here,,,continued link below)

http://www.network54.com/Forum/message?forumid=135069&messageid=1090344467
http://www.network54.com/Forum/message?forumid=135069&messageid=1090344467

MillRatUSMC
07-22-04, 02:25 PM
http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/raising.jpg
None of the Flag raisers are visible or unidentifiable.

http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/michaels.htm
Where the photo above came from.

http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USMC/IV/img/USMC-IV-p541.jpg
Some can be unidentified in this photo as opposed to the second Flag raising.

http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USMC/IV/
Where the photo above came from.

History has favored the second Flag raising but we must give them the due, they deserve.

Semper Fidelis/Semper Fi
Ricardo

gunnyg
07-22-04, 02:54 PM
The Three Iwo Jima Flag Raisers!
http://www.angelfire.com/ca/dickg/flagwtc.html
http://www.angelfire.com/ca/dickg/flagwtc.html

Also, see the link--Ray Jacobs--An Eyewitness Account-- in my Open Letter To Clint Eastwood (above), there Ray Jacobs provides his eyewitness account and identification of some of those in Lou Lowery's photos.

DickG