This colorized photo shows U.S. Marine Private First Class Rez P. Hester, with the 7th War Dog Platoon, 25th Marine Regiment, takes a nap while Butch, his War Dog, stands guard while on Iwo Jima, February 20, 1945.
“Sniper’s Eye View: A telescopic sight mounted on the Remington sniper rifle carried by Corporal Tommy Romo, 21 (San Antonio, Texas), permits crosshair accuracy on targets more than 1,000 meters away. Romo is assigned to the 1st Battalion, 27th Marines [1/27] (official USMC photo by Sergeant Dave Martinez).” 
From the Jonathan Abel Collection (COLL/3611), Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections.
A boxed Devil Dog:
Off the shores of Guam, Coast Guardsmen and Marines handle a “Devil Dog” with care as they transfer the war dog from a Coast Guard landing barge to an LVT. He is boxed because he is trained for battle and apt to go after any and all but his own handler. 1944
In military relationships, getting married or engaged at a young age is “normal”. Because to us we probably don’t have forever, but we have right now. So we take it. And appreciate it. That’s why we decided to grow up faster and be the spouse of someone in the military. We chose to put things aside for our men who fight for this country. Him I do this for. Marrying young may be stupid idea in other people’s minds, but when your in a military relationship your perspective changes. He offers his life on the line, in exchange to change my last name and have me by his side for strength. And if you have a problem with that, please stand in front of our men in battle while I stand behind my hero with faith and love.
71 years ago at Iwo Jima, Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone fell in combat leading his machine gun squad. Basilone rejoined combat voluntarily after leaving the 1943 War Bond Tour. He was the only Marine in World War II to receive both the Medal of Honor and a Navy Cross.
Cpl. Ural Hunter and his sentry dog “Fritz” take the point position as Combined Action Platoon 2-3-3 begins another day of patrolling near Vieh Hao. Cpl. Hunter has been working as point man with several CAP units for the last eight months. 1971.“
(USMC Photo by Sgt. Roger A. Paul. Source: mcu.usmc.mil)
**Cpl. Ural Hunter survived the war and died on January 16, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was 84 years old.
Cpl. Ural Hunter and his sentry dog “Fritz” take the point position as Combined Action Platoon 2-3-3 begins another day of patrolling near Vieh Hao. Cpl. Hunter has been working as point man with several CAP units for the last eight months. (USMC Photo by Sgt. Roger A. Paul) 1971