5.30.2011

Memorial Day


This one has always stuck with me.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Barry, what was the name of that book you read on the Bataan Death March?

Anonymous said...

I thought this would end with WW II. It should not still be going on. Memorial Day is a very sad time for all of us, we should be ashamed that we as humans cannot control the hate in the world.

Anonymous said...

Now, it will stick with me..

Anonymous said...

It's ok, their blood turns to oil, right?

Anonymous said...

The photo is in this rendition of Pete Seeger's classic. It changed my view of war.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1y2SIIeqy34

Anonymous said...

On this Memorial Day, let us all say a quiet prayer for those who have given the last full measure of devotion.

My Other Brother Darryl

Arthur said...

BG, the late, lamented Rocky Mountain News had a Pulitzer Prize winning special report about a USMC casualties assistance officer as he performs his duties.

http://www.rockymountainnews.com/special-reports/final-salute/

Photojournalist Todd Heisler made three photos that are especially haunting: the first, fourteenth and eighteenth. The rest are all moving in their own right.

http://digitaljournalist.org/issue0604/finalsalute01.html

Anonymous said...

Pfc. Tennel
Pfc. Almaraz
Sgt. Baumgardner
SSgt. Anderson
LCpl. Jennings
Cpl. Buff

Thank you.



Semper Fi

Anonymous said...

touching photo's. thanks for sharing 3:36.

Anonymous said...

And the nigger played golf.

Fr. O'Malley said...

I pray for peace, that we may cease to add to the roll call.

Anonymous said...

And the honky bought XOM stock.

Anonymous said...

That photo was taken by the great John Moore, a photographer who graduated from the University of Texas in the late 1980's. I worked with him at the campus newspaper, The Daily Texan, and he was producing great work even then. No, surprise, he's got a Pulitzer Prize under his belt.

http://rawtake.net/2008/john-moore-getty-images/