Unknown U.S. Soldier

Some gave all
Yashica-12
Fujifilm Velvia (expired 8/2006)

2019

Remembering those who died in service to our nation.

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single frame: Some gave all

Reflecting on this Memorial Day.

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3 thoughts on “single frame: Some gave all

  1. Roger Meade says:

    All my brothers and I served in the military. My brother Marvin paid the full price.

    His very green unit was rushed from Okinawa to Korea in the first days of the North Korean invasion. They pushed out from Pusan to intercept and slow down the communist advance. The two forces clashed at Hadong near the south coast of the Korean peninsula west of Pusan. Marvin’s unit was wiped out, but their mission was a success. By the time the North Koreans got to Pusan, a defensive perimeter had been established and reinforcements were coming ashore at the last port held by UN forces in Korea.

    Marvin’s unit had shipped to Okinawa after basic training and were to get combat infantry training there. The training came in actual combat.

    I was seven years old when he died. I always think of him on Memorial Day and wonder what kind of relationship we might have had. He was 20 years old. He had a girlfriend and an Indian motorcycle.

    • I’m very sorry you lost your brother, especially while you were a boy. I’m sure you’ve had a lot of thoughts and feelings over the years about serving one’s country and the real loss it can create.

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