Saturday, January 8, 2011

The Universal Soldier in Attrition Warfare.

Looking for something to help me polish a hazy fact on Absolved this morning, I came across these one after another and I was struck by their commonality.

Aussies at aid station, World War I

"Marines Call It That 2,000 Yard Stare," by Tom Lea, Marine on Peleliu, 1944

Marine after Eniwetok, 1944.

Korean War Memorial

Marine, Con Thien, RVN, 1967.

"The Marlboro Man," Marine at Fallujah, Iraq.

1 comment:

Knuck said...

The United States has been turning our finest soldiers into politcal and corporate cannon fodder for many years. Does any of this surprise informed and intelligent patriots? I think not.