Saturday, November 05, 2011

That we breed such men as these

One man on Iwo Jima:

Yet for four hours on Feb. 23 of that year, his courage went beyond ordinary valor: He strapped on a 70-pound flamethrower and took out seven fortified pillboxes – loaded with Japanese troops – so that stalled Marines could advance across the island.

And remember, after that performance he fought on to the end of the battle.

1 comment:

TrueBlueSam said...

He was in my father in law's regiment. I would like to meet him.