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June 03, 2004

Memorial Dedication

INDC Journal presents a two-part report on this weekend's War World II Memorial dedication in Washington, D.C. It is a tour de force.

"You know the Higgins barges? I came down off an LCI, down the ropes on each side, into a barge, and these barges hold about 30 troops. And they take you as close as they can to the shoreline without getting stuck in the sand, ok? They lower that front end down, you go out. Well, I was a platoon seargent, and we had men, that ... well, I've heard, "did you cry when you had to land?" And I said "No, how can you lead men into battle if you are a crybaby?" So they had some guys that was cryin' a little bit, and I don't blame 'em, I was scared too; the hair on my head was standin' straight up."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at June 3, 2004 08:38 AM

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