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Old 24-01-2015, 06:30 PM   #328
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Flags of our Fathers clip..Stands next to a War Bond (7th Loan) drive poster...

The bond drive was a success, raising $26.3 billion, twice the tour's goal..John Henry "Jack" "Doc" Bradley (July 10, 1923 – January 11, 1994) was a United States Navy Hospital corpsman who was awarded the Navy Cross for extraordinary heroism in combat on Iwo Jima during World War II..Bradley also partook twice in raising the Flag on Iwo Jima, on February 23, 1945 (taken on the 5th day of that battle).. He helped secure the first American flag attached to a pipe, in the ground, after it was raised and planted on top of Mount Suribachi.. When a larger flag was ordered to replace the first flag the same day, he helped 5 Marines raise and plant the second flag attached to a longer and heavier pipe.. Bradley was the last surviving member of the second flag-raising event..The hospital corpsman works in a wide variety of capacities and locations, including shore establishments such as naval hospitals and clinics, aboard ships, and as well as the primary medical caregivers for sailors while underway..The colloquial form of address for a hospital corpsman is "Doc".. In the United States Marine Corps, this term is generally used as a sign of respect..Students go through an 18 week course that provides in-depth and extensive training into the application of emergency medical techniques, disease and pathologies, and nursing techniques.. are something we create, something we need.. It's a way for us to understand what's almost incomprehensible, how people could sacrifice so much for us...

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