Skip to comments.MARLBORO MARINE FIRES UP TROOP MORALE
Posted on 11/14/2004 11:49:57 AM PST by kattracks
The young Marine dubbed the "Marlboro Man" after his front-page appearance in The Post has become a celebrity poster boy for the U.S. effort in Fallujah and a hero in his hometown.
A portrait of the rugged and muddied Miller snapped after 12 hours of bloody combat with guerrillas became a powerful symbol for the American forces' gritty effort to retake Fallujah. Marine brass were thrilled with the poignancy of the shot, and Lt. Gen. John Sattler visited Miller's company to applaud them for the feature. News agencies that ran the shot were besieged with calls and e-mails asking for a way to contact the young man.
And back home, in his Appalachian hometown of Jonancy, Ky., his mother reveled at seeing his picture on television just to know her oldest of three sons was OK.
I don't smoke anymore, but I think this guy's picture is great. I'm sure it just throws the Liberals in a tizzy that kids are being exposed to a REAL man.
anti-tobacco gets all riled up and calls the post a stooge for the tobacco companies....
sorry, that's the next new york times front page story!
He's better than OK, he is a HERO!
There was another thread on NYC, smoking and the Marlboro Man, including this line from the article:
"shoot a f###in' sand goblin, win a f####in' smoke"
Chicago Tribune also. They said the medic constantly reminds him to quit because smoking will kill him before he would get killed in battle. Unbelievable BS.
Here's our hero again.
It's a GREAT photo! From an LA Times photographer no less.
To h*ll with the media...........that young man exhausted and dirty, looks beautiful to me. I'm an old married lady and he's been on my desktop for days. God Bless them all.
Two great Pics.
link to the famed Tom Lea painting:
(if a repost, my apologies)
Here's a link to the famed Tom Lea painting from WWII:
"His father didn't recognize the camouflaged and bloodied man as the boy they knew. "Those eyes are not the eyes I'm used to seeing in his face."
I suspect this young Marine will have all the free smokes he can handle soon.
I grew up in WWII----I was 13 when it ended. When I looked at the pic you posted tears came into my eyes. I remember when I first saw it.
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