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One hundred and eighty five
Holding back five thousand
Five days, six days, eight days, ten
Travis held and held again
Then he sent for replacements
For his wounded and lame
But the troops that were coming
Never came, never came, never came...


Feb 23 also means something else, but perhaps on a more global scale.

The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next 500 years." (James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy, 23 February 1945.) "Among the men who fought on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue."

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One hundred and eighty five
Holding back five thousand
Five days, six days, eight days, ten
Travis held and held again
Then he sent for replacements
For his wounded and lame
But the troops that were coming
Never came, never came, never came...


Feb 23 also means something else, but perhaps on a more global scale.

The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next 500 years." (James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy, 23 February 1945.) "Among the men who fought on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue."

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Had an uncle on the island irony is he was named after Travis at the Alamo.
 

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