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Monday, March 15, 2004

EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT: FIRST FLAG ON SURIBACHI, BY RAYMOND JACOBS


Thought you would like to see this...
----- Original Message -----
From: Joseph L. Richard
To: RAYMOND JACOBS
Sent: Monday, March 15, 2004 3:52 PM
Subject: WWII Stories -- Web Site

Hello Mr. Jacobs,

My day off is today, and I managed to get a number of small projects
cleared off of my desk so that I can devote some time to reading and
building a page of your essay that you sent to me last week.

I find the material fascinating! to say the least.

I cannot understand as to how the historians did not give you proper
credit for your actions during the 1st Flag Raising on Iwo Jima.

Hopefully, through you efforts and others working on your behalf, you
will receive the credit due you, Sir...especially with the upcoming 60th
Anniversary of the flag raising atop Mt. Suribachi in February of next
year.

If interested, you can watch as I work on your page!

I am currently in the process of scanning the images from your essay
into my computer system. I run an older (Apple) Mac system and I work
alone on my web pages...which explains why it sometimes takes so long
for a project to be completed. My full time job keeps me hopping and I
work on my days off as well as during much of my spare time.

If you check out the following link you will see the page I am setting
up for you IN PROGRESS.

http://carol_fus.tripod.com/marines_hero_ray_jacobs.html

All of the text is pretty much in place.

The images are being scanned in and are being uploaded as I work on the
project. This portion of the project will take a bit of time and may not
be completed for a couple of days or so. It takes a bit of effort and
time to scan images, size, set the proper image size for the web page
and upload the images to my server.

Additionally, the images are LARGE and will take a fairly long time to
load up especially if the viewer is using a dial-up server. I use a
cable internet server and this cuts my upload/download time measureably.

Anyway, as you look at the page, don't get alarmed if you do not see all
of the images in place as of yet. As I work with each image, I send them
to my server and they will then appear in proper locations throughout
the text of the essay.

Hope you enjoy.

Best Regards,

Joe Richard
web master

World War II Stories -- In Their Own Words
http://carol_fus.tripod.com

Patrick -- Portrait Artist
http://patrick_rich.tripod.com/

Thomas' 28th Louisiana Infantry Regiment
http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/Quarters/5361

18th Louisiana Infantry Regiment
http://members.tripod.com/j_richard

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