10 October 2007

strange how these thoughts from 60 years ago are just as appropriate today. . .

"possibly I lost faith that politicians in high places
who do not have to endure war's savagery
will ever stop blundering to send others to endure it."

from a journal entry of pfc eugene sledge, 1 div usmc
after the battle of peleliu, palau islands, south pacific
15 september - 25 november 1944

This is a picture of some of the men in Company K-3-5, 1st Marine Division.
Eugene B. Sledge is in the center of the front row.
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1 comment:

Chuck Jeffcoat said...

Jim, looks like you and my wife have the same taste in books. However hers has expanded to every Stephen king novel written. Add Star Trek the New Generation series and movies, Buffy the Vampire slayer series. Since I don't like to read I like the series and movies afore mentioned.