posted on Jan, 4 2007 @ 10:11 PM
Originally posted by Rasobasi420
I'm not sure if my avatar reflects my personality, but I do know that it's a very important image to me.
I agree with Rasobasi's take on this one. My avatar is cropped from a very famous photo which shows up in many histories of the Korean War.
Here is a larger section of the image. It is of Captain Francis "Ike" Fenton, 1/5 Marines, and was taken at the Pusan perimeter early in the
Captain Fenton retired as a Colonel and died of natural causes on October 11, 1988.
I also thought about this one of a marine in a trench at Con Thien:
Both images are by David Douglas Duncan.
Believe me, I am no pacifist; I did my 6 years in the Field Artillery, and I know that there are times when war is a necessary evil.
However; in the spirit of "Denying Ignorance", both images serve to remind me that when we choose war we must remember that we will be asking people
to do and see
things most of us will never have to.
No wars for ignorant reasons...deny ignorance at all costs.
Now that you raise it dgtempe, I suppose it does come off as kind of melodramatic for a board like this...so be it.