Sunday, November 10, 2013

From the Halls of Montezuma, etc.

My brother, the Green Beret ...

 ... portrayed here by John Wayne -- the fattest Green Beret in the history of the service -- holds a relatively dim view of Marines.  Nonetheless, attention must be paid.  It's the 238th birthday of the Corps.

Here's a picture of my Uncle Hugh ...

... a Marine captain who slogged through Guadalcanal and who knows how many other shitholes and who was both interviewed for, and was portrayed in, the HBO mini-series The Pacific.  Sadly, his appearance in the interview was posthumous, seeing airtime about six months after he died.  This is from the closing credits.

Hey!  Is that George Takei with Wayne?
Could be.  Hi George.


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