Letters to the editor

Technology report page from GCN, November 7th issue

Lack of respect

(Regarding the photo illustration in GCN, Nov. 7, Page 29), I do not think that using the photo of the Iwo Jima Memorial in this manner was well-conceived. It is quite offensive to those who had friends and relatives killed in that battle, and it cheapens the Marine sacrifice that this memorial honors.

The Battle for Iwo Jima involved 70,000 United States Marines as well as naval and naval air forces. The raising of the flag on Mount Suribachi on 24 February occurred after five days of brutal slaughter that signaled only the continuation of more to come. I believe your magazine and its editors owe the United States Marine Corps an apology.

Dan Innamorato

Visual Information Specialist

Department of Energy

[email protected]

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