On February 23, 1945 (72 years ago today) a small U.S. flag was first raised atop Mount Suribachi soon after the mountaintop was captured at around 10:20 am. 1st Lt. Harold G. Schrier, executive officer of Easy Company, volunteered to lead a 40-man combat patrol up the mountain. Lt. Col. Johnson, the battalion commander, handed Schrier a flag saying, “If you get to the top put it up.” The patrol carried that 54-by-28-inch flag, which had been taken from the battalion’s transport ship, the USS Missoula, and up to the slopes of the extinct volcano. Lt. Schrier successfully led the combat patrol to the top. The flag was attached to a pipe, and the flagstaff was raised, marking the first time in history the American flag was raised on Japanese soil. The moment was captured by U.S. Marine Corps photographer, SSgt. Lou Lowery.
There was a roar from the Marines and sailors off shore and on the island, and the blasts of the ship horns alerted the Japanese, who up to this point had stayed in their cave bunkers. The Marines and corpsmen on Mt. Suribachi found themselves under fire from Japanese troops, but Schrier’s Marines were able quickly to eliminate the threat.
Andrew’s mom: What if she wants you for her green card? Could she be a prostitute? Is she… unusually willing to perform bizarre sexual favors?
Andrew: Are you serious?
Mom: Yes, I saw a story about it on CNN – You’re the perfect victim. See you always believe the best in people - Andrew, you’ve got to be careful –
Andrew: Mother, please!
This movie. Andrew breaking news to his mother about his newfound love with another woman (Grace Tang, who is Asian), who so happens to not be the woman she wants him to marry. Awkwardness and a bit stereotyping ensues.
(Dad Harry on stage) *reaches for his couch until he realizes that you and P are in the crowd*
Can you imagine his green eyes widening and his cheeks pinking up under the lights of the arena when he sees his little girl grinning and laughing and his wife is standing there with a cocked eyebrow and a smirk on her lips?
He’d go for his classic crotch grab during No Control, and when he’s scanning the audience, he’s swiftly reminded that his missus and his young daughter are in the audience with the fans and watching it up close rather than sitting backstage with the rest of the crew and relaxing in the back dressing room because they’re so used to seeing the show on a nightly basis. Persephone is waving at him and the missus is smirking as he stops and freezes, before he’d just chuckle to himself and pull his hands up into a surrender position, and he’d blush before crouching down towards them.
“you’re a father now, Harold! can’t keep grabbing yourself like that.”
“need to start using looser trousers, i think, Liam. i’m startin’ to chafe a bit.”