Happy 4th

Saipan July 4, 1944

Saipan, July 4, 1944

Marine Private First Class Raymond Hubert, shakes a three-day accumulation of sand from his boon docker, while using an unexploded 16 inch naval shell as a resting place.

Photo courtesy of U.S. National Archives

And at Yankee Stadium in 1939:

Lou Gehrig @ Yankee Stadium

Lou Gehrig gives the most famous speech in baseball history. “I might have been given a bad break, but I’ve got an awful lot to live for.” Gehrig would die in less than two years after saying those words from the disease ALS.

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Just a basic, down to Earth, laid back type of guy here, who loves the outdoors, the indoors, jazz on the turntable, a fire in the woodstove, the northern lights blazing across the sky, and the company of good friends. View all posts by icefogger

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