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Balls 27 November 2008 03:12

1st Marines Memorial, Horno
 
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brcannon 27 November 2008 11:27

RIP Guys. Who carried the Raider rock up there?

brcannon 27 November 2008 11:30

Also, what happened to all the other rocks at the cross? There used to be a shit load of them.

thecat0369 27 November 2008 14:48

RIP Horno Marines.

Balls 27 November 2008 17:51

The mounument used to be directly below the cross. They moved it recently. Also added that golden plaque in honor of the OIF vets who gave all.

Forgot how much an asskicker it is witha full ruck and full hangover :cool:

CarnageWhiskey 28 November 2008 03:56

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Originally Posted by Balls (Post 1072131)
The mounument used to be directly below the cross. They moved it recently. Also added that golden plaque in honor of the OIF vets who gave all.

Forgot how much an asskicker it is witha full ruck and full hangover :cool:

It's been a while since I've seen it.
Thanks for posting the pics bro.

CAP MARINE 28 November 2008 15:38

i humped a few of those hills,too.

freds4 2 December 2008 17:50

Thanks for the photos, I've never thought to bring a camera with me up there.
I can see the cross from my office right now. :-)

MPCOA 2 December 2008 20:55

I will forever remember hearing Moses you have a phone call over the intercom in the barracks.

Balls 3 December 2008 00:08

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Originally Posted by freds4 (Post 1073799)
Thanks for the photos, I've never thought to bring a camera with me up there.
I can see the cross from my office right now. :-)

A 1/4 just had a Marine killed by an IED. Headed back up to the memorial soon. I've vowed that for as long as I can make the climb, I will carry a rock for all of those who have fallen. And when I can't make it anymore, I'll have somone push my damn wheelchair up "Mountmutherfucker" :cool:

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Originally Posted by MPCOA (Post 1073899)
I will forever remember hearing Moses you have a phone call over the intercom in the barracks.

- Were you at the barracks? I'd like to hear a bit of the story if you don't mind. Pm or open.

MPCOA 3 December 2008 09:35

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Originally Posted by Balls (Post 1074037)
- Were you at the barracks? I'd like to hear a bit of the story if you don't mind. Pm or open.

This was way before the war like 96-98. Rocha was always getting calls and Moses isn't the most common name so it always stood out. I only casually knew him since he was in another company. I was just able to recognize his name off the casualty list real quick and remember that he was a real great guy.

Balls 3 December 2008 11:22

I only casually knew him as well....I was a boot. OUTSTANDING Marine though, and sorely missed by a lot of my seniors who knew him well.

CAP MARINE 3 December 2008 22:41

i'm told that parts of Sands of Iwo Jima was filmed around Horno?

Balls 4 December 2008 04:58

Not sure about anything filmed at Horno, but I know parts of "Heartbreak Ridge" were filmed next door at SOI.

CarnageWhiskey 4 December 2008 05:08

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Originally Posted by CAP MARINE (Post 1074454)
i'm told that parts of Sands of Iwo Jima was filmed around Horno?

Somewhere around the 52-53 area.

Gung Ho also I believe.

Dino0311 4 December 2008 05:49

How long has this been there? The way you guys are talking it sounds like it may have been up before the war? I've never heard of it. Which hill is it on? Embarrassing that I can't tell.

Balls 4 December 2008 06:03

It's on the saddle just North of the radio tower on Horno Peak. Not sure how long it's been there.....first time I visited it was after OIF deuce. I'm under the impression that it was created after the war started, but not certain.


IVO: 11S MS 5375 9185..... IIRC. ;)

CarnageWhiskey 4 December 2008 06:58

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Originally Posted by Massgrunt (Post 1074535)
How long has this been there? The way you guys are talking it sounds like it may have been up before the war? I've never heard of it. Which hill is it on? Embarrassing that I can't tell.

First time I hiked up there was right after OIF 1.

Dino0311 4 December 2008 08:03

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Originally Posted by Balls (Post 1074540)
It's on the saddle just North of the radio tower on Horno Peak. Not sure how long it's been there.....first time I visited it was after OIF deuce. I'm under the impression that it was created after the war started, but not certain.


IVO: 11S MS 5375 9185..... IIRC. ;)

Oh yeah? Which land nav box smart guy? :D

Balls 4 December 2008 08:23

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Originally Posted by Massgrunt (Post 1074559)
Oh yeah? Which land nav box smart guy? :D

Haha...long story short, it had been over a year since my last trip up there. Went to Horno to see 1/4 off about 2 months ago. Decided I'd hike up there to the memorial at first light after they loaded on buses. Well, I was ENTIRELY too trashed to find paper to write down the grid I had just plotted for it.......so...... still in my phone LMFAO!!! :D


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