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U.S. Marine machine gunner Corporal Leonard Hayworth, 22 years old, weeps upon realizing that he and his men, who have taken heavy casualties, are out of ammunition. “His eyes swung searchingly along the edge of the ridge, then up into the rainy sky. Slow, heavy tears started down across his face.”

When it seemed that … machine-gunner Cpl Hayworth was shattered beyond all hope, a black-jawed, smiling old veteran crawled over … Sitting shoulder to shoulder with the younger man, he calmly told him how they were still holding the line … The grimy old veteran talked a feeble smile back upon the face of the corporal. Tears still streaked his face up under his helmet where the rain could not wash them away, but the Old Marine seemed not to notice. Korea, August 1950.“ (This Is War!)

Weeks after taking this picture, while still in Korea, David Douglas Duncan handed Hayworth a copy of the September 18, 1950, issue of LIFE in which the above photo appeared. “Hayworth looked at this huge picture of himself, in the biggest photo magazine in the world,” Duncan recalls. “He didn’t say anything. He just smiled. He looked like Errol Flynn, about 6-foot-3, a tall, handsome Marine. And no one’s saying anything, looking at this picture of him, crying, and an old sergeant behind him says, ‘We all cry sometimes.’ The next day, September 25th – the three-month anniversary of the start of the war – a sniper shot Corporal Hayworth between the eyes.”
Photo: David Douglas Duncan/LIFE

NASA Day of Remembrance

Every year at this time, we take a moment to reflect as the NASA Family on the very broad shoulders on which we stand: the shoulders of those women and men of NASA who gave their lives so that we could continue to reach for new heights for the benefit of all humankind.

To honor our fallen heroes and friends, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Deputy Administrator Dava Newman spoke at a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, at the grave sites of the fallen crew.

The crew aboard the International Space Station also payed tribute with a moment of silence. 

President Barack Obama recognized the day with the release of an official statement that honors the legacy of the heroes who lost their lives helping America touch the stars.

To view the President’s full statement, visit HERE

Visit our Day of Remembrance page to learn about the crews & missions we’ve lost: http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/DOR2016/index.html

Thank you for keeping our fallen colleagues in your hearts and for honoring their legacy.

Honoring the 12 Marines killed in Hawaii:

The massive, multi-agency search for 12 Marines missing after two choppers collided off Oahu’s North Shore late Thursday has been suspended, with no survivors found.

Coast Guard Captain Jim Jenkins said underwater dive teams and sonar have found wreckage of the two helicopters on the sea floor, in about 325 feet of water.

To the families that are most affected by this, our prayers and our support are to them,“ he said.

A memorial for the Marines is set for Friday.

Never Forget them.
🇺🇸 Maj. Shawn M. Campbell, 41, College Station, Texas.

🇺🇸 Capt. Brian T. Kennedy, 31, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

🇺🇸 Capt. Kevin T. Roche, 30, St. Louis, Missouri.

🇺🇸 Capt. Steven R. Torbert, 29, Florence, Alabama.

🇺🇸 Sgt. Dillon J. Semolina, 24,Chaska, Minnesota.

🇺🇸 Sgt. Adam C. Schoeller, 25, Gardners, Pennsylvania.

🇺🇸 Sgt. Jeffrey A. Sempler, 22, Woodruff, South Carolina.

🇺🇸 Sgt. William J. Turner, 25, Florala, Alabama.

🇺🇸 Cpl. Matthew R. Drown, 23, Spring, Texas.

🇺🇸 Cpl. Thomas J. Jardas, 22, Fort Myers, Florida.

🇺🇸 Cpl. Christopher J. Orlando, 23, Hingham, Massachusetts.

🇺🇸 Lance Cpl. Ty L. Hart, 21, Aumsville, Oregon.

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Honoring 12 Fallen Marines in Hawaii. Semper Fidelis.
Never Forget them.

🇺🇸Maj. Shawn M. Campbell, 41, College Sta., TX
🇺🇸Capt. Brian T. Kennedy, 31, Philadelphia, PA
🇺🇸Capt. Kevin T. Roche, 30, St. Louis, MO
🇺🇸Capt. Steven R. Torbert, 29, Florence, AL
🇺🇸Sgt. Dillon J. Semolina, 24,Chaska, MN
🇺🇸Sgt. Adam C. Schoeller, 25, Gardners, PA
🇺🇸Sgt. Jeffrey A. Sempler, 22, Woodruff, SC
🇺🇸Sgt. William J. Turner, 25, Florala, AL
🇺🇸Cpl. Matthew R. Drown, 23, Spring, TX
🇺🇸Cpl. Thomas J. Jardas, 22, Fort Myers, FL
🇺🇸Cpl. Christopher J. Orlando,23, Hingham, MA
🇺🇸LCpl. Ty L. Hart, 21, Aumsville, OR

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4our Fathers

So it’s black history month and I’ve been feeling very proud , if I can speak for myself . I’m proud of how far we as people have came . Despite the tragedies that happen this year and all thru time , I still believe there’s a better place waiting for us . And all of mankind for that matter . So in honor of this short month , I will be releasing “4our Fathers” to honor our fallen inspirations and statues of empowerment . Make of this what you will , but respect the work . Remember , you can find my music via Soundcloud.com under ‘Odd Nigga P’ for my newest mixtape “Elementape”. The song while be released later on this month , release date in a few days . Thank you and have peaceful 420

A huge thank you to the City of Downey and the Columbia Memorial Space Center for inviting me to speak at today’s event honoring the memories of our fallen Astronauts. I briefly spoke on the courage of our astronauts and the importance of space exploration in 21st century America. (at Columbia Memorial Space Center)

Trooper Albert Andre Coulombe H/100590 (aged 20) from Benard, Manitoba, Canada of the 14th Armoured Regiment (The Calgary Regiment), resting on his Norton 16H motorcycle in Volturara, Italy.
3 October 1943.

Sadly, he was killed at Monte Cassino, May 12 1944 and lies at the Cassino War Cemetery, Cassion in the Province of Frosinone, 139 kms from Rome.

(Colourised by Doug. Source: WW2 Colourised Photos on FB)

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