The Marine Corps is offering belated recognition for one of the men pictured in the famous flag-raising photo taken during the battle for Iwo Jima in 1945.
As reported in the Washington Post, an internal investigation led by a retired Marine general discovered misidentifications of the men, whose faces were turned away from the camera. Documentary filmmakers last year sparked the finding after determining that Navy corpsman John Bradley was not one of the six men depicted in Joe Rosenthal’s Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph.
In reality, Bradley was involved in an earlier flag-raising, but it was Pfc. Harold Schultz, from Detroit, in the famous photo.
Schultz, who never spoke about the flag-raising, died in 1995 at age 70. Three of his fellow flag-raisers were killed as the battle continued for weeks after the flag-raising. Bradley, Schultz and the rest will remain heroes forever.
Twins. Who can resist them? Was that what Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren were thinking when they dressed for success in near-matching outfits? The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee chose a purplish number, close to the left-leaning Massachusetts senator’s shade of blue.
Under bright Cincinnati stage lights with a “Stronger Together” banner in the background, the outfits looked to be too close for comfort.
In the future, expect their staffs to spend a little more time (un)coordinating their outfits.
Buffalo’s downtown got another attraction as the new Queen City Social, an upscale happy hour, launched on Thursday. This weekly event will run from 5 to 8 p.m. through Aug. 4 in the renovated Fountain Plaza.
Paying from around $2 to $8 for drinks and food, the jacket-and-tie crowd sampled from some of the area’s 23 new restaurants and bars to be featured throughout the summer.
Food in hand and a place to put it – 30 bar-height tables inside the drained fountain (refilled the next morning) – after-work revelers were treated to the tunes of 2006 Buffalo Music Hall of Famers Billy McEwen and the Soul Invaders.
From Canalside to Fountain Plaza to the Theatre District, downtown is hopping again.