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Marines Fall Forward

Marines fighting thier way up a sand dune
Description: Drawing, Charcoal on Paper; by Kerr Eby; 1944; Framed Dimensions 31H X 39W
Accession #: 88-159-CM as a Gift of Abbot Laboratories
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The road to victory in the Pacific is littered with the bodies of gallant fighting men. Like this Marine (right center) who fell in the assault on a Tarawa pillbox, the honored dead fell forward, facing the foe, their feet driving to the last ebb of strength to carry on to the objective.

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Wars & Conflicts
  • World War II 1939-1945
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