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Really something worth watching.

Discussion in 'History Forum' started by Revmitchell, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    Feb 18, 2006
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    *A true story about 19 marines killed on an island (defending against the Japanese). They had to retreat, so asked the islanders to please bury them for us.

    Years later, they checked and found a man who had been a teenager then and remembered where they were buried. They sent a C130 and an honor guard over there and found all 19 had been buried with their helmets on, their rifles in their hands, in perfect condition. The islanders had really done a wonderful job. As they were loading the bodies, a voice from out of nowhere started singing "The Marine Hymn"..........gave everyone goose bumps.

    Turns out, the voice was from a man who spoke no English but remembered a song the Marines taught him when they landed. Very touching. They got all 19 and their photos are at the end. This of course was WW2!
  2. saturneptune

    saturneptune New Member

    Jan 16, 2006
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    I watched the clip in awe. Thank you for sharing. Our deepest respect and thanks are due everyone like these nineteen. This also speaks highly of the people of that island. The whole thing is very touching.

    One other story I just recently read was the fight for some of the Aleutian Islands that the Japanese took over for a period of time. These battles are not well known in history. The fact is, this is the only American soil the Japanese took over for a long period of time. Many died regaining control of these islands.

    We all owe a debt of gratitude to countless unknown faces that protected our liberty and freedom.