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The Courthouse Battle

Newbern lost the railroad in the 1850s, but in the year 1893 it was still s busy little village, and because it was still the county seat, on court days…

Closing out Iwo Jima

This will be my last article on Iwo Jima in this series. I have tried to give an accurate account of the battle as I saw it, and I hope…

Iwo Jima: Part Five

Each Marine Division on Iwo Jima had its own cemetery. The 4th Division cemetery was dedicated on March 14, 1945. General Howlin Mad Smith had tears in his eyes when…

Iwo Jima: Part Four

The three marine divisions – 3rd, 4th, and 5th Divisions – moved from the beachhead established on the first day of fighting on the Island of Iwo Jima, southward to…

Iwo Jima: Part three

When Joe Rosenthal’s famous photograph of the flag raising on Mount Surabachi, Iwo Jima reached the White House, President Franklin Roosevelt was awestruck. He immediately sent out an order that…

Iwo Jima: Part two

This is a continuation of last week’s article entitled Iwo Jima that sketched the battle for Iwo Jima, from D-Day to day five, the day the American flag went up…

Iwo Jima

The fact that America’s conquest of the Island of Iwo Jima was in the month of March, and the HBO series, “Pacific” is now underway, led me to give an…

WWII battle of Iwo Jima

I believe the Japanese underestimated the United States when they pulled the surprise air attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. What they really did was cause every American’s blood to…

Watch your manners

Mind your manners. How many times have you heard that statement from a parent or school teacher? Many times, I am sure. Sometime in the past I read a book…

Before television

What did we do for entertainment before television? A good question, you might say. We did very well. I can assure you that there was plenty to do. First I’ll…