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Old 02-23-2020, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Southern MN
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And some of the Japanese in islands all across the Pacific didn’t fight to the death or commit suicide. They just didn’t surrender and stayed put. In the Philippines for instance a Japanese officer hid out in the jungle sometimes sniping at the locals for years. He was finally persuaded to surrender 30 years after the war ended.
I remember that. Poor guy must have been bats--t crazy by then.

My uncle died on Iwo Jima. He was a Marine photographer. So he carried a weapon and a camera and had to make decisions about when to use which.

Since they have released the formerly censored film I have watched some of the ones he made. I see in the most tense of situations they are very short frames.

It gives me an eerie feeling looking through my dead uncle's eyes, seeing what he saw. I have seen the final picture ever taken of him. He is gaunt and haunted. That thousand-yard-stare.

I can't help but think he saw his coming death.
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