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Rhyner.com ^ | Aug. 18, 2009 | pansgold

Posted on 08/18/2009 8:23:50 PM PDT by pansgold

OFFICIAL U.S.M.C. COMBAT PHOTOS OF CHINA, GUAM, OKINAWA & IWO JIMA

Those that served in the Pacific will remember these 100 photos from the USMC's fight there.

http://www.rhyner.com/photos/china.html

My father passed away some time ago. He brought these home. He was in all 4 places. He was in the 1st. Division 1st. Regiment 3d Marine Amphibious Brigade

pansgold Viet Nam Era vet


TOPICS: VetsCoR
KEYWORDS: china; guam; iwojima; okinawa

1 posted on 08/18/2009 8:23:50 PM PDT by pansgold
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To: pansgold

Bookmark the balance for later.

God bless to your beloved father and to all veterans . . . I can’t possibly imagine the bravery.


2 posted on 08/18/2009 8:29:36 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: pansgold

Thank-you..my father was a Marine...stationed in China 3 years.


3 posted on 08/18/2009 8:30:43 PM PDT by Irisshlass
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To: pansgold

Thank you very much.


4 posted on 08/18/2009 8:33:13 PM PDT by unkus
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To: pansgold

They’re wonderful. I’m amazed at how clear they are.

My father was a private in the Army (132nd Field Artillery, Battery B, 36th Texas Division, 5th and 7th Army). It was the first army in Italy, France, and Germany and he’s an honorary citizen of Texas because he served with them!


5 posted on 08/18/2009 8:34:08 PM PDT by Melian ("An unexamined life is not worth living." ~Socrates)
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To: Irisshlass

Dad told me that China was the coldest place he’d ever been. That’s cold since he lived in Wisconsin and remembers -40C or -40F they are the same at that temperature.


6 posted on 08/18/2009 8:36:09 PM PDT by pansgold
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To: pansgold

Bookmarked. Thanks for sharing your Fathers part of History.


7 posted on 08/18/2009 8:36:44 PM PDT by OCC
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To: pansgold
Well I use to go camping with my girlfriends all year round...up in Michigan *grin*. My father did not like camping. Maybe it was because of the cold. I thought it was because of his tour in China and being a former marine...My father passed on 15 years ago...he didn't tell me much, but I do have a few pictures, the rest are spread around between my 8 brother and sisters...I'll scan and post them tomorrow if don't mind.
8 posted on 08/18/2009 8:44:10 PM PDT by Irisshlass
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To: pansgold
Wow! Is this any different than the OV-1 Bird Dog in Vietnam?


9 posted on 08/18/2009 8:44:32 PM PDT by OCC
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To: pansgold
These are wonderful photos, and I'm really glad you decided to share them with us.

I did business with an older gent, now gone, who was a member of the 5th Marine Division. Iwo Jima was his first action, and all he ever said about the battle was that he survived it. That spoke volumes.

10 posted on 08/18/2009 8:44:58 PM PDT by TonyInOhio ("Experience must be our only guide. Reason may mislead us.")
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To: OCC

sorry about not resizing the image


11 posted on 08/18/2009 8:45:50 PM PDT by OCC
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To: pansgold

Got it bookmarked, Thanks for the link.

My Dad was on the USS Mississippi and saw service at Peleliu, the Battle of Surigao Strait, Leyte Gulf where it was hit by a kamakazi, and Okinawa where another kamakazi stuck her. His ship anchored in Tokyo Bay, witnessed the signing of the surrender documents.


12 posted on 08/18/2009 8:53:32 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: pansgold

Great pictures!

13 posted on 08/18/2009 8:53:48 PM PDT by smokingfrog (No man's life, liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session. I AM JIM THOMPSON)
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To: pansgold; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; 68 grunt; A.A. Cunningham; ASOC; AirForceBrat23; ...
Pictures from pansgold, whose father was in all 4 places shown at the link [CHINA, GUAM, OKINAWA & IWO JIMA] with the 1st Division 1st Regiment 3d Marine Amphibious Brigade

http://www.rhyner.com/photos/china.html


14 posted on 08/18/2009 9:00:32 PM PDT by freema (MarineNiece,Daughter,Wife,Friend,Sister,Friend,Aunt,Friend,Mother,Friend,Cousin, FRiend)
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To: pansgold
Thanks PansGold.

My 91 y/o dad(still here and well) was a Tech in the Army's
532 Amphibious engineers. 3 combat landings on New Guinea
and 1 with the Invasion of the Philippines. He was awarded
a Purple Heart for the latter landing.

I'm proud of the old boy...

JJ61

15 posted on 08/18/2009 9:04:55 PM PDT by JerseyJohn61 (Better Late Than Never.......sometimes over lapping is worth the effort....)
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To: pansgold

Great photos. Thanks to you and your father.


16 posted on 08/18/2009 9:11:28 PM PDT by Ditto
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To: NavyCanDo
My wife's late father also sailed into Tokyo Bay.
I believe that he was aboard the Destroyer USS Vesuvius.

JJ61

17 posted on 08/18/2009 9:12:10 PM PDT by JerseyJohn61 (Better Late Than Never.......sometimes over lapping is worth the effort....)
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To: JerseyJohn61

I’m proud of the old boy...

________________________________

My dad would have been 91 last April. He was in CBI and in the early stages of the Occupation of Japan. God bless them all.


18 posted on 08/18/2009 9:12:27 PM PDT by unkus
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To: unkus
Yes Unkus, God Bless your Dad and all of them.

What was CBI?

My dad's outfit was shipped off to Korea after the end of
hostilities. He landed at Inchon in latter portion of
1945 and served with the occupation force there for a few
weeks before discharge.

JJ61

19 posted on 08/18/2009 9:21:29 PM PDT by JerseyJohn61 (Better Late Than Never.......sometimes over lapping is worth the effort....)
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To: pansgold

I’ve a good friend at my VFW post who was on Iwo Jima...he’ll love these, I’m sure!


20 posted on 08/18/2009 9:27:33 PM PDT by dcwusmc (We need to make government so small that it can be drowned in a bathtub.)
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To: pansgold

Thanks for posting these pictures. My cousin was in the 6th Marines
and in the Okinawa invasion, I believe, or Iwo Jima, then went on with the 6th into China to accept the Japanese surrender/s.

I’ll be sure he gets these photos. He’s in his eighties now but still
in good shape. Semper Fi.


21 posted on 08/18/2009 9:34:27 PM PDT by Redhd2
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To: freema

Great pics from the past.


22 posted on 08/19/2009 5:27:24 AM PDT by Marine_Uncle
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To: OCC

read later


23 posted on 08/19/2009 5:42:00 AM PDT by Tahoe3002
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To: pansgold

-20C and -20F are the same, but when you get that low, who can tell??


24 posted on 08/19/2009 6:27:01 AM PDT by RaceBannon (OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE IS SHOVEL READY...FOR SENIORS!!:: NObama. Not my president.)
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To: pansgold

Your comment on the website:
Medals
The China Service Medal-for serving in China
Presidential Unit Citation-given to the 1st Marine Division
by the President of the U.S. with 2 stars in it, one for
Peleliu and one for Okinawa campaign
American theater of War-for serving in the U.S.
Asiatic Pacific-with 2 stars for Peleliu and Okinawa

You get the medal with NO STAR

If he got a STAR, that means he got it twice

if he has TWO stars, that mans he got it THREE times!

That means your dad got the PUC 3 TIMES!!

WOW!!


25 posted on 08/19/2009 6:29:55 AM PDT by RaceBannon (OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE IS SHOVEL READY...FOR SENIORS!!:: NObama. Not my president.)
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To: RaceBannon

http://www.rhyner.com/photos/harold_documents/president.jpg

He was also proud of this form letter or not.


26 posted on 08/19/2009 8:05:47 AM PDT by pansgold
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To: RaceBannon

not in my world. the only place C and F are equal is -40 degrees.


27 posted on 08/19/2009 8:05:47 AM PDT by pansgold
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To: pansgold

Hmmm, I always thought it was -20...


28 posted on 08/19/2009 9:21:49 PM PDT by RaceBannon (OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE IS SHOVEL READY...FOR SENIORS!!:: NObama. Not my president.)
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To: pansgold

that letter is way kewel


29 posted on 08/19/2009 9:23:06 PM PDT by RaceBannon (OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE IS SHOVEL READY...FOR SENIORS!!:: NObama. Not my president.)
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To: RaceBannon

Nope. I was plant engineer for Kraft Foods in Tulare, CA for years and ran the boilers and refrigeration. -20C is -4F


30 posted on 08/20/2009 8:34:17 AM PDT by pansgold
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To: pansgold

I had to do the math to check myself yestarday!

ahh, old age has hit me!


31 posted on 08/20/2009 8:52:30 AM PDT by RaceBannon (OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE IS SHOVEL READY...FOR SENIORS!!:: NObama. Not my president.)
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To: RaceBannon

Our family received this one from President Clinton after my dad died in 1994.

http://www.rhyner.com/photos/harold_documents/president2.jpg


32 posted on 08/20/2009 8:54:05 AM PDT by pansgold
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To: RaceBannon

X2

I just hit 60


33 posted on 08/20/2009 9:46:13 AM PDT by pansgold
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To: pansgold

50 6 days ago!


34 posted on 08/20/2009 2:59:32 PM PDT by RaceBannon (OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE IS SHOVEL READY...FOR SENIORS!!:: NObama. Not my president.)
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To: OCC

The L-4 was the Piper J-3, milspec...the Bird Dog is a Cessna 170 derivative, originally L-19, later the O-1, O-1G, etc.


35 posted on 08/23/2009 7:09:46 AM PDT by CRBDeuce (here, while the internet is still free of the Fairness Doctrine)
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To: pansgold
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36 posted on 08/23/2009 2:43:15 PM PDT by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: pansgold
THE FEW THE PROUD THE MARINES
37 posted on 08/23/2009 2:43:44 PM PDT by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: pansgold
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38 posted on 08/23/2009 2:44:16 PM PDT by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: pansgold
God Bless your father. My father was in the 6th Marine Division in China. He'll enjoy seeing the photos on this link .
39 posted on 08/26/2009 9:42:21 PM PDT by zoomie81 (Obama lied, Liberty died)
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