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Subject: Fw: IWO JIMA RADIOMAN
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 10:01:41 -0800
Please embargo this until I respond to the General and get a response from Ripley,Ford,Melson and Crawford.
I just had to share this with you because of your help and support.It has been a long 60 years coming.
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Subject: IWO JIMA RADIOMAN
I have received as have you Raymond Jacobs' compelling photo essay documenting his claim to be the radioman who accompanied the patrol that raised the first flag over Mt Suribachi.
I am very impressed and, unless there is something I don't know about, I think his claim should be recognized by publication of a suitably edited version of his essay.
During my many years as Director of Marine Corps History, claims by alleged members of either the first or second flag raising parties were a virtual annual event. Few of these claims had merit. Mr. Jacobs' claim is a notable exception.
R.W. "Dick" Gaines
GnySgt USMC (Ret.)
1952 (Plt #437)--'72
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