Friday, June 22, 2007

Battle of Okinawa

Today we feature a picture of an American Soldier fighting at the Battle of Okinawa. The battle of Okinawa was one of the bloodiest battles in American History. 12,520 Americans and 110,000 Japanese were killed in the fighting. It was on this day (June 22) in 1945 that American troops achieved victory in the Battle of Okinawa.

3 comments:

  1. This is my favorite photo of the battle for Okinawa. The off-centered pose, the crispness of the soldier, the outfittings of the man and his determined drive makes a beautiful picture.

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  2. This is a great photo. It's actually a U.S. Marine named Paul Ison who served with the 5th Marines during the Battle of Okinawa. The photo was taken in "Death Valley" as Ison carried ammo under heavy Japanese fire. The photographer was hiding in a crater and stuck the camera over the lip to snap the picture. Amazing.

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  3. This is such a great phot. I would really like to include it in a new little website my dad and I are developing. I's called Remember the Deadeyes, the 96th Div of the army. This is such a defining photo of the Battle for Okinawa, even though it is of a marine. Do you know if I need permission to use it? I would also like to quote anonymous if I may.
    What an excellent website you have! I'm going to visit every day!
    Thanks, Jan
    support@rememberthedeadeyes.com

    This is a great photo. It's actually a U.S. Marine named Paul Ison who served with the 5th Marines during the Battle of Okinawa. The photo was taken in "Death Valley" as Ison carried ammo under heavy Japanese fire. The photographer was hiding in a crater and stuck the camera over the lip to snap the picture. Amazing.

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