Monday, August 21, 2006

Joe Rosenthal dead at 94


The subject of a heated discussion here earlier, Joe Rosenthal the Pulitzer Prize winning photographer who snapped the famous shot of the second flag-raising on Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima on Feb. 23, 1945 has died aged 94.

"What I see behind the photo is what it took to get up to those heights — the kind of devotion to their country that those young men had, and the sacrifices they made," Rosenthal once said. "I take some gratification in being a little part of what the U.S. stands for."

Source: Fox News

6 comments:

Interloper Prime said...

http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30000-13539094,00.html

Thought this was important information that needed to be shared with the Cononel.

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

Thank you Interloper Prime. I never turn down news. Certainly not as bizzare as this. I'll be sure to bring it up on the next 2IGTV.

Civilian Overseer said...

Colonel, I see that editing shears have been brought out again. Freedom of speech is ok as long as its what you want to hear?

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

I've not edited this particular post or any comments stemming from it.

I included a link to the original article (as I do with many such stories)I read on the subject so you could, if you so desired or had the time, read the whole thing.

In my post, I extract and in many cases rewrite the important points in the article in my own particular idiom.

Master Guns said...

Just like you left out the "important ponts" of the report when you left me behind? As you can see Colonel, I don't die so easily!

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

Drat!