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BGen Simmon's E-Mail To Editor, Leatherneck...........

December 4 2005 at 8:22 AM
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From: "RAYMOND JACOBS" <ray1jacobs@msn.com> View Contact Details Add Mobile Alert
To: "Roger Rabbit" <jay5644@comcast.net>, "Jim Ebert" <jebert@ebert.com>, "Greglatino" <gclatino@rcn.com>, "Parker Albee" <palbee@maine.rr.com>, "R.W. Gaines" <gyg1345@yahoo.com>, "Rayfor" <Doc666usmc@aol.com>, "Tom Farrell" <tcfarrell@cpen.med.navy.mil>
Subject: Fw: IWO JIMA RADIOMAN
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 10:01:41 -0800
Please embargo this until I respond to the General and get a response from Ripley,Ford,Melson and Crawford.

I just had to share this with you because of your help and support.It has been a long 60 years coming.

Semper Fi,Ray.
----- Original Message -----
From: BGenEHSimmons@aol.com
To: w.ford@mca-marines.org
Cc: ray1jacobs@msn.com ; ripleyjw@hqmc.usmc.mil ; melsoncd@hqmc.usmc.mil ; crawforddj@hqmc.usmc.mil
Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2005 7:49 AM
Subject: IWO JIMA RADIOMAN

Dear Walt,

I have received as have you Raymond Jacobs' compelling photo essay documenting his claim to be the radioman who accompanied the patrol that raised the first flag over Mt Suribachi.

I am very impressed and, unless there is something I don't know about, I think his claim should be recognized by publication of a suitably edited version of his essay.

During my many years as Director of Marine Corps History, claims by alleged members of either the first or second flag raising parties were a virtual annual event. Few of these claims had merit. Mr. Jacobs' claim is a notable exception.

Sincerely,

Ed Simmons



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