Kahr Shop   CrossBreed Holsters   Tommy Gun Shop   Xssights
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Brothers

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Upstate NY - (nothing like NYC). In remote country with thousands of acres of hunting.
    Posts
    2,100

    Default Brothers

    A true WW2 story about 19 Marines
    killed on Makin island (defending against the Japanese). The surviving Marines had to retreat, so asked the islanders to please bury their dead for them.

    Years later, they checked and found a man who had been a teenager then and remembered where the 19 men were buried.
    AC130 Aircraft and appropriate honor guard was sent, and found all 19 had been buried with their helmets on, their rifles in their hands, and were in perfect condition. The islanders had really done a wonderful job. As the honor guard was loading the bodies, a voice from out of nowhere started singing "The Marine Hymn"...giving everyone goose bumps.
    It turned out, that the voice was from a man who spoke no English but remembered the song the Marines taught him when they landed.

    Very touching. They got all 19 and their photos are at the end.


    Click on link below!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=C6f_FvZpm3g
    My Sword - PM4044N/CTL/Talons
    - "One should diligently train at all times." Miyamoto Musashi
    - "Train in technique until it requires no thought - no mind and just happens." Takan Soho
    - "The truth beyond the technique....Here's where we stop thinking and start shooting." Brian Enos
    - "A single sword against the cold sky." Yamaoka Tesshu
    - "You must concentrate upon and consecrate yourself wholly to each day, as though a fire were raging in your hair."
    Taisen Deshimaru
    - "Know your sword!"

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Denver, Colorado
    Posts
    69

    Default

    Thanks for sharing garyb. A good watch.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    N.E. Ohio
    Posts
    12,415

    Default

    Great post. Passed it on to all of my shipmates with whom I'm still in touch.
    Muggsy
    Never trust anyone who doesn't trust you to own a gun.

    Life Member - NRA
    Colt Gold Cup 70 series
    Colt Woodsman
    Ruger Mark III .22-45
    Kahr CM9
    Kahr P380

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    In the Colorado mountains
    Posts
    1,270

    Default

    As I see yet another amazing report from WWII, I wonder just how many untold stories are still out there.


    Thanks for posting.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    LBI
    Posts
    4,826

    Default

    Seen this, but it's still awesome!
    My New Web Store!
    www.teampython.com
    __________________________________________________ _____
    The loudest sound in the world is a “click” when you need a “bang.”




  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    south east Michigan
    Posts
    2,128

    Default

    Thanks Gary……….that's going to everyone.

    My Uncle fought in the Battle of the Bulge and was wounded.

    My Husband's Dad fought in Europe during WWII.

    My Husband was drafted and fought in the infantry during Vietnam.

    I'm retired AF but I can't make those claims.

    I so respect all of them.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Ellington, CT
    Posts
    1,285

    Default

    Wow! Great post. Thanks.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Jacksonville, FL
    Posts
    10,895

    Default

    The link is still good. Tomorrow, 17 August is 74 years after their sacrifice.

    Semper Fi, Brothers!


    http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=C6f_FvZpm3g
    USAF Retired '88, NRA Life Member. Wife USAF Retired '96
    Avatar: Wynn re-enlists his wife Desiree, circa 1988 Loring AFB, ME. 42nd BMW, Heavy (SAC) B-52G's
    Frédéric Bastiat’s essay, The Law: http://mises.org/books/thelaw.pdf

    Thomas Jefferson said

    “A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.”
    and

    "Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading".

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Crimsontrace   Magnum Research new   Mitch Rosen   Tommy Gun