Pine Bluffs Post - Serving all of Eastern Laramie County since 1908

By Gary Collins
Pine Bluffs Post 

Semper Fidelis

 

This is a caricature drawn by Cpl. William (Legs) Deeton, KIA, Iwo Jima, a member of Eisenhauer's Assault Squad. "He claims I always run around with my eyes closed, so he's drawn it that way." Eisenhauer wrote.

"Dear Mom,

I can't write much now as it is almost time for taps."

"I was looking out the window and I saw Dad runnin' to the house with that telegram. The only time I saw my Dad cry," Poot said.

"The telegraph operator at the depot would get these telegrams and the duty fell to him to deliver them. And, of course, when he came into the garage where Dad was there, boy, I heard Dad just says, 'This is not for me, this is not for me'" Tom said.

"Dear Delby,

I'm sure you will like the Marines better than you would any other branch of the service. It's tough getting used to but it's swell after...



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