The last remaining Marine from the iconic photo of raising the flag over Iwo Jima died on January 29th.
We also lost Bertram James on January 18th. James was one of the last remaining survivors of “The Great Escape” captured memorably in film. (The book is even better and shows how truly difficult the plan was. If you’re interested in it at all, you’ve got to read this book.)
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and through the mercy of God, may their souls and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.