Saturday, October 23, 2010

Afghanistan Through My Eyes - Shoulder to Shoulder

I haven't heard anything from my guardian angel Gabriel.

But I couldn't help but read this:
Virtually all of the 22,000 Japanese soldiers tasked with defending the rugged, volcanic crag were killed in the battle, which became a symbol and rallying point for the United States in the Pacific war after the U.S. flag was raised on its highest ground, Mount Suribachi.

In WWII Ernie Pyle writes about the cemetary. There was a cemetary on Omaha Beach. I wonder...under all the crosses at your local Veterans Cemetary's are there soldiers remains? Or is it in name only?

I know in Vietnam there was "No man left behind".
In Afghanistan it is "Shoulder to Shoulder".