VETERANS DAY 2015: REMEMBERING THOSE WHO SACRIFICED FOR OUR COUNTRY: THE MARLBORO MARINE

Posted: November 11, 2015 in Uncategorized
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THE MARLBORO MARINE: JAMES BLAKE MILLER

The young marine lighted a cigarette and let it dangle. White smoke wafted around his helmet. His face was smeared with war paint. Blood trickled from his right ear and the bridge of his nose.

Momentarily deafened by cannon blasts, he didn’t know the shooting had stopped. He stared at the sunrise.

His expression caught my eye. To me, it said: terrified, exhausted and glad just to be alive. I recognized that look because that’s how I felt too.

I raised my camera and snapped a few shots.   – Luis Sinco, Times Staff Photographer

HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF:WWII: WHAT THE EXPERIENCE OF WAR DOES TO THE HUMAN SPIRIT, WHAT’S NECESSARY TO PROTECT OUR FREEDOMS, WHAT NECESSARY AND EXPECTED OF OUR TROOPS, IS WHY WE RESPECT AND HONOR THESE SOLDIERS FOR THE SACRIFICES THEY MADE, FOR THE FREEDOMS WE HAVE.

15MARIANAS ISLANDS – JULY 15: Grizzled & weary US soldier smoking a cigarette during the final days of fighting to gain control of the island of Saipan from occupying Japanese forces during WWII. (Photo by W. Eugene Smith/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)  I had an uncle, who sinced passed, was in Saipan, lost both his arms, when he came back with difficulty, was able to type on typewriter with his new prosthetic arms.

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S REGIONAL COUNTIES MOST, “NEGATIVE,” “RAUNCHY,” “LOW CLASS,” “VISIONS OF GRANDEUR,” “FULL OF B.S.,” “IGNORANT,” “MISGUIDED,” “BULLYISH,” “FILTHY,” “SICK,” “PERVERTED,” “STUPID,” “PATHETIC,” “DESPICABLE,” “DISAPPOINTING,” “BELOW THE BELT,” “A NEW LOW,” “SHOCKING,” “OFFENSIVE,” “INAPPROPRIATE,” “HURTFUL,” “MEAN SPIRITED,” “DISTASTEFUL,” “EMBARRASSING,” HORIFFIC,” “SLANDEROUS” “FIT TO BE VIEWED FROM THE REAR” AND MEZZSPELLED, “MISSPELLED” AND “OPINIONATED” BLOG SITE!  TEMPORARILY BLOCKED BY THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE AT PUBLIC ACCESS SITES WITHIN THE CITY, THEN UNBLOCKED.  I GUESS YOU CANNOT DO THAT ACCORDING TO THE ACLU.  RATED ONE TWO ONE STAR OUT OF FIVE IN TERMS OF COMMUNITY APPROVAL RATINGS..  TMC IS NOW EXCLUSIVLY EXCLUSIVELY ON FILE WITH THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE’S DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE (WE BELIEVE THIS WILL END SOON, SINCE THE FOCUS IS NOW ON THE IMPROPRIETIES OF MR. “Z”.  WE TRIED TO TELL YOU, BUT NOBODY LISTENED), AND DON’T FORGET WE ARE PROSSIBLY POSSIBLY ON FILE WITH THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE’S POTENTIAL SLAPP SUIT LIST… A STRATEGIC LEGAL MANEUVER THAT CAN BE DONE ONLY IN RIVERSIDE WITHOUT A CONTRACT… AGAIN, THANK YOU COMMUNITY OF RIVERSIDE AND THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEE’S FOR YOUR SUPPORT! 

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