Young Marines

Young Marines

article clipping that shows young marines raising flag on Iwo Jimaphoto of young marines raising flag on Iwo Jimaphoto of Young Marines John Basilon Det.

Dear Lindsay,
I am a 70 year young MARINE.I was in the Corps from 1960 to 1964,like the saying goes “once a MARINE always a MARINE” In 2005 I went to Iwo Jima with Military Tours.I’m enclosing an article and picture an incedent that took place on Mt. Surabachi.I’m the MARINE with the blk leather jacket (EGA patch I purchased from Sgt. Grit.) raising the American flag ;thus becoming the oldest MARINE to raise the flag on Iwo Jima.Also enclosing a pic of one of the 13 times I ran trips back to the Holy Land (Parris Island)Please note guidon flag was purchased from Sgt.Grit.Keep up the good work.

Semper Fi
Mel (Blackie) Meszaros
L/Cpl 1884405

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