You’re gonna need a pep talk sometimes. That’s okay. For now, remember this: You’re awake. You’re awesome. Live like it.
not being at comic con like
"Here’s to those who’ve seen us at our best and seen us at our worst and can’t tell the difference"
"You’ve seen death and suffered together. I’m proud to have served with each and every one of you. You all deserve long and happy lives in peace.”
During Lena’s time at Camp Pendleton she met John Basilone. They were married on July 7, 1944 and spent some time together before John returned to the South Pacific. He was killed on February 19, 1945 on Iwo Jima. Lena was notified of his death on March 7, 1945 – her 32nd birthday. Lena never remarried. She purchased a home in Lakewood, California and lived there for over 50 years until her death
"I’m not sure anyone who lived through that one hasn’t carried with him, in some hidden ways, the scars. Perhaps that is the factor that helps keep Easy company men bonded so unusually close together”- Richard Winters (on Bastogne)
George Luz became a handyman in Providence, RI. And as a testament to his character, 1,600 people attended his funeral in 1998.