Remember the *1st* Iwo Jima flag raising? The one Joe Rosenthal *didn't* get a picture of? Nothing bad against Joe - he got the best one that day, no argument!
Private First Class Ray Jacobs was one of those flag-raisers. He didn't make it into the pictures. They were kind of busy, taking the island and all. They had other things on their mind, I'm guessing.
He died today.
As Lex said, "We are diminished."
But we are also blessed that he (and those like him) lived.
Semper Fi, PFC Jacobs. And thank you.