Camp Pendleton:Scott Radetski, Karen Mendoza, Jon Gross & Shannon Book carry a 13' cross to the top of a mountain at Camp Pendleton to honor Marines who have fallen or been wounded in combat. The original cross, destroyed by fire, was carried up in 2003 by 7 people -- three of those seven have been killed in combat in Iraq. Radetski was a chaplain during the battle for Fallujah, Mendoza's husband was killed in combat, & both Gross & Book also served in Iraq during the battle for Fallujah.
Illustrated by famed artist James Montgomery Flagg, this post-WWI Poster was used by the U.S. Marines for recruitment: 'First in the fight. Always faithful. Be a U.S. Marine!' Flagg is most well know for illustrating the famous Uncle Sam 'I Want You!' poster. Published circa 1922.