My friend R. J. Del Vecchio sent this link to me.

A WW2 Marine survivor of Iwo Jima and Okinawa speaks about his generation, their sacrifices, their attitudes, and how they died.  Something worth watching, hearing, and passing on. 

Dr. Heilman (93) is the national spokesperson for the Greatest Generations Foundation. He served in the U.S. Marines during World War II, and is well-known for his commitment to raise awareness for other veterans. 

His vivid descriptions about the battles and explanations as to why their experiences were not talked about in social circles, at the dinner table, or other gatherings. The aftereffects of the battle and how soldiers were impacted by it holds true for any battle from the beginning of time. His talk is less than thirty minutes and the video continues with an additional half an hour of questions/answers from the audience. This is a great presentation and offers listeners reasons why those who have fought in a war don’t want to talk about it.


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