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Posted on 01/27/2013 12:57:21 PM PST by WARMUSEUM
Original Iwo Jima monument, which used to be housed at the Intrepid Sea-Air- Space Museum, to hit the auction block. The 10-ton piece, inspired by the iconic photo taken at the Battle of Iwo Jima in 1945 and the model for the flag-raising Marine Corps War Memorial statue in Arlington, Va., will be up for sale at Bonhams auction house on Feb. 22. It is listed for sale for $1.3 million to $1.8 million.
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Why doesn’t the current owner donate it himself and take a big tax write-off? Several “Asian businessmen” are interested. If it falls into the hands of the Japs, Kim Jong Dumb-Dumb, or the Commie-Red Chinamen, I will blame the current owner for such a disgusting travesty.
What's the US? ... ? ...?
Oh wait, is that the Republic that used to be hanging around world prior to WW-II?
What’s it matter! I am sure that is what echos out of the oval office in response to any questions on this subject.
Wow. I wish the H.E.A.R.T.S. Museum could have that one. It is an entire museum dedicated to all American Veterans, and would that ever be loved by the million people a year who go there to honor the War Heroes of America.
It may not stay in the U.S.; selfless service to the nation at high cost - to the extent of even one’s life - is not much in fashion these days.
My father served for two years in the Pacific theater during WWII. My uncle served in the Atlantic and the Pacific theaters. Both also served during Korea and Vietnam. My brothers and I served in and during Vietnam, Persian Gulf Expeditionary Ops, and Gulf War I.
Mr. Brown: Do not dishonor the service and sacrifice of so many Americans by selling out to a foreign interest. Donate the statue to a reputable, patriotic war/veterans museum so that honor can be preserved.
Amen to that.
What photo ? I don’t see any photo ! What are you talking about ?
Why should he? He's 70. He may need the cash. What business of it of yours? There are plenty of 1%ers and foundations and museums that can come up with less than $2m if they want to for such a piece. If they don't care to... oh well.
Wow, what rights do we have here to dictate how someone disposes of their property and spends their money?
The is part of what this country is supposed to stand for, being free, and that’s what our vets help us keep.
You think Monument should stay in the US, do the capitalist thing and buy it. Stop sounding like the Liberals because it is an emotional issue.