US-Army

"One to beam up, Mr. Scott"

Farewell, Sergeant Leonard Nimoy.  Tho you served for only a short time, you are one of ours and I am honored to call you a brother-in-arms.  By all accounts, you exemplified respect, honor, and integrity, and touched the lives of many actors, not just from your Star Trek alumni cast mates such as William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, George Takei, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto, but to others such as Clark Gregg, Ben Stiller and Seth Green.  Your creative touch was felt in your photography, your poetry, your music, your acting and your film directorship.  You led by example, and inspired millions around the world.  You join those who have gone before, James Doohan, DeForest Kelley, Majel and Gene Roddenberry, and have entered the undiscovered country.  May we Live Long, and Prosper, in your memory.

Members of 3rd Plt. CoB, 2nd/3rd, 199th Lt. Inf. Bde mount army Duce & 1/2’s after multiday S&D mission in Mekong Delta s/w of Saigon (War Zone D, III Corp).   Squad leader on right, myself (w/M-60) in middle & fellow squad member on left. Rare pick up by truck. If not walking out, normal extraction was via lift out by UH-1 Hueys, or pick up by the ‘Brown Water Navy’ (water borne LCIs escorted by PBRs.) (1967)

Submitted by a veteran.

"The Homecoming", 1944 Pulitzer Prize for Photography

Lt. Col. Bob Moore hugs his daughter upon returning home to Iowa in 1943. An officer in the National Guard, Moore was one of the first American soldiers to see action in World War II, participating in Torch where he won the Silver Star, and fighting into Tunisia where he would save much of his encircled command during Kassarine Pass, exfiltrating them under cover of night back to American lines. Wounded soon after, he was sent back to the United States to recuperate, and was able to visit his family in Iowa before reporting for duty as an instructor at Ft. Benning.

(Earle L. Bunker/The World-Herald)