So well stated; I was compelled to post this in recognition of a church member, a veteran who was at Iwo Jima.
Note – This commentary is on a secular business site that does not recognize the Creator.
By Victor Davis Hanson The late World War II combat veteran and memoirist E. B. Sledge enshrined his generation of fellow Marines as “The Old Breed” in his gripping account of the hellish battle of Okinawa. Now, most of those who fought in World War II are either dead or in their nineties. Much has […]
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“These aren’t individuals out there against the enemy anymore, they’re groups of soldiers fighting as a cohesive, coordinated military unit against the enemy; we’ve raised sniping to a precise art form, and it doesn’t tolerate individuals that can’t operate well within the group”
Phil Schreier – Senior Curator The National Firearms Museum
This gritty true story focuses on the value of snipers during wartime, who fearlessly hunt their enemy with a rifle, their weapon of choice.
From Battlefront – WWII: Road To Victory
Background on the 442nd at Wikipedia Includes their other achievements as well as action at the Gothic Line.
The 442nd Regimental Combat Team is an infantry regiment of the United States Army, part of the Army Reserve. The regiment was a fighting unit composed almost entirely of American soldiers of Japanese ancestry who fought in World War II. Most of the families of mainland Japanese Americans were confined to internment camps in the United States interior. Beginning in 1944, the regiment fought primarily in Europe during World War II, in particular Italy, southern France, and Germany.
The 442nd Regiment was the most decorated unit for its size and length of service in the history of American warfare. The 4,000 men who initially made up the unit in April 1943 had to be replaced nearly 2 times. In total, about 14,000 men served, earning 9,486 Purple Hearts. The unit was awarded eight Presidential Unit Citations (five earned in one month).:201 Twenty-one of its members were awarded Medals of Honor. Its motto was “Go for Broke”.
President Truman salutes the colors of the combined 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry, during the presentation of the seventh Presidential Unit Citation. The Regimental Combat Team (less the 552d Field Artillery Battalion) received the Presidential Unit Citation for outstanding accomplishments in combat in the vicinty of Serravezza, Carrara, and Fosdinovo, Italy, from April 5 to April 14, 1945. Date – 12 July 1946