Marine Color Guard

On this day in 1945, the Marines invaded Iwo Jima, which means Sulfur Island in Japanese. It also just so happens that I finished the book I was reading today, which was about the life of Sergeant John Basilone from Raritan, New Jersey. He was killed at Iwo Jima within several hours after landing.

Marines

Only a small percentage of my postcards are Marine themed, so above is one I recently purchased. It is the Color Guard at a Marine base in San Diego. The Color Guard is made up of four Marines, and there are three units within the Battle Color Detachment, who perform all over the world.

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