Victims of Illegal Immigrant Violence Tell GOP to Reject Marco Rubio

WASHINGTON TIMES — Victims of illegal immigrant violence released a letter Monday demanding Republican voters reject Sen. Marco Rubio’s presidential campaign, saying he made himself unacceptable by pushing for “amnesty” in 2013.

“The inconvenient truth is that we have been betrayed by politicians,” the letter, from the Remembrance Project said.

More than three dozen people whose relatives were killed by illegal immigrants signed onto the letter.

“We do not want other families to die at the hands of illegal aliens,” the victims wrote. “We are pleading with the Republican voter: Reject Rubio. Send a message to every politician in Washington D.C.: if you betray American citizens, you will never occupy the Oval Office.”

Mr. Rubio’s presidential campaign has been dogged by his work on the 2013 immigration bill, where he was part of the “Gang of Eight” senators who wrote legislation that would have legalized most of the 11 million illegal immigrants in the country.

Many of the letter-writers’ relatives were killed by illegal immigrants driving drunk. The 2013 immigration bill, as written, would have allowed some illegal immigrants with drunken-driving convictions to get on the same pathway to citizenship as other illegal immigrants, according to an analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies.

The letter-writers said Mr. Rubio never reached out to them during the writing of the bill.

Mr. Rubio says he learned his lesson from the 2013 fight, saying he now believes that security and stricter immigration enforcement must come before legalization.

But GOP front-runner Donald Trump and fellow candidate Sen. Ted Cruz have said Mr. Rubio was on the wrong side of the debate the last time the issue came to Congress.

۠• ICE spokesman: ‘As if criminals’ wrote Rubio amnesty — WND

۠• Trump says it was contractor who hired undocumented workers for 1980s project — FNL

۠• Immigration watchdog: Too many ‘establishment ghosts’ haunt Cruz — WND

۠• Marco Rubio is the “Con Artist,” and a Disgrace to Florida — PEOPLE’S PUNDIT DAILY

۠• Marco Rubio’s Victims Speak At Trump Rally — CHQ

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Concerns of Americans From All Political Persuasions Ignored in Immigration Policies

CAPS — America’s immigration laws were enacted to achieve two primary goals – protect innocent lives and protect the jobs of American workers.

Democrats generally focus on the concerns of working Americans and the wages that they receive, while Republicans tend to focus on issues concerning national security, although in this perilous era, most Americans, irrespective of political orientation, are greatly concerned about the threat of terrorism.

Prior to World War II, the primary responsibility for enforcing and administering our immigration laws was vested in the U.S. Department of Labor. It was understood by the political leaders of America’s “Greatest Generation” that Americans must do well for America to do well. The responsibility for enforcing our immigration laws shifted to the Justice Department out of national security concerns.

The American Dream was created by shielding American workers from foreign competition. Understanding that today’s students would ultimately become the employees of tomorrow, American companies were greatly concerned about their education. The leaders of these companies sought to create scholarship programs and provide other incentives to convince American kids to seek the education and skills that would prepare them for important jobs that would help those companies succeed.

It was understood that education provided the key to good-paying jobs.

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Department of Homeland Security Releases Boston Marathon Bomber’s Immigration File

THE HILL — Three months before detonating two bombs at the Boston Marathon, Tamerlan Tsarnaev passed the U.S. citizenship test, according to federal immigration records obtained by The Boston Globe.

Files on Tsarnaev and his friend, Ibragim Todashev, were released to the paper by the Department of Homeland Security, though they were heavily redacted.

Only 206 pages were released in their entirety, the Globe reported, making it difficult to trace how Tsarnaev was put on the path toward U.S. citizenship.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services released a statement Sunday to the Globe, saying: “While USCIS found no errors in the processing of Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s or Ibragim Todashev’s applications, we are always seeking to strengthen our very intensive screening processes.”

Tamerlan, 26, died in a firefight with police after the bombings. Todashev was killed a month later during an FBI interrogation in Florida.

۠• Confirmed: Obama Sent Weapons to Muslim Terrorists in Benghazi — FPM

۠• Illegal Immigrant Terrorist May Be Allowed to Make PTSD Defense — FPM

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Jeff Sessions: ‘This Election Is the People’s Chance to Put a Stake’ in the ‘Heart’ of the Gang of Eight Bill

BREITBART — Speaking to Breitbart News Sunday about his endorsement of GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) explained the importance of the Gang of Eight amnesty bill in his decision to endorse.

When asked by SiriusXM host and Breitbart Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon about the importance of the Gang of Eight bill to the 2016 race, Sen. Sessions responded, “This election is the people’s chance to put a stake in its heart.”

“This is an opportunity for the people to take control of their government, and that’s sort of the way I feel about this Trump thing,” Sessions said. “I just think that at some point in history the people need to have their voice heard, and it just might be heard this year.”

۠• Rubio Pushed the Big Lie About His Amnesty Bill — VDARE

۠• FLASHBACK: Sean Hannity Supported A ‘Pathway To Citizenship’ Before ‘Gang Of 8’ Bill [AUDIO] — DC

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Corrupt Mexican Ex-Prez Who Cursed Trump’s Wall, Ignored Cartels

BREITBART — The former Mexican president who has been speaking out against Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump is the same former politician who ignored drug cartels while he was in office.

As previously reported by Breitbart News, Vicente Fox Quezada recently met with journalist-turned-activist Jorge Ramos where the politico used expletives to say Mexico would not pay for Trump’s wall.

Just days after making his now infamous statements before Jorge Ramos, Fox went on air in Mexican radio where he claimed that Trump would be dangerous for America if elected.

Fox claimed that Trump would take America over the edge and that Hillary Clinton would be the one person who could shut him up. Despite his tough talk against Trump, Fox seems to forget that he is at least partially responsible for the unending wave of violence that has taken over Mexico.

۠• EXTREMELY GRAPHIC: Cartel Members Dismember, Bag Rival Amid Los Zetas Civil War — BREITBART

۠• “El Chapo” retired two years ago and his sons operate the Sinaloa Cartel — BLB

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Hillary’s Email Account an Open Secret in Washington Long Before Scandal brokE

WASHINGTON TIMES — Hundreds of people — from White House officials and titans of the mainstream media to senators, Supreme Court justices and many of her top colleagues at the State Department — could have known about Hillary Clinton’s secret email account, if only they’d cared to look closely enough.

Listed on some of the more than 28,000 messages Mrs. Clinton released so far are several White House chiefs of staff and a former director of the Office of Management and Budget, much of the rest of official Washington, and a number of people who had oversight of the State Department’s key operations and open-records obligations. President Obama was also on a series of messages, though the government is withholding those.

But just how widely disseminated Mrs. Clinton’s address was became clear in a single 2011 message from Anne-Marie Slaughter, who appeared to include Mrs. Clinton on a message alongside Supreme Court Justices Stephen G. Breyer and Elena Kagan, reporters Jeffrey Toobin, David Brooks, Fred Hiatt and Evan Thomas, CIA Director David H. Petraeus, top Obama aide Benjamin Rhodes and former White House counsel Gregory Craig.

۠• The New York Times’ Cover-Up of Hillary’s Illegal Libyan War — FPM

۠• Hillary Clinton: I’m not a natural politician like Bill Clinton or Barack Obama — WT

۠• Bill Clinton blasts Marine protesting Hillary on Benghazi: ‘His mind has been poisoned by lies’ — WT

۠• Clinton’s Swiss Ally Gave Big Bucks To US Campaigns — DC

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Chicago ‘Bloodshed’ Contributed to Record Gun Sales in Illinois

BREITBART — The growing violence and “bloodshed” in Chicago contributed to recording-setting months for background checks in Illinois during 2015, including an all-time single month record in December.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, December, November, August, and June all set monthly records for background checks in Illinois during 2015. And background checks rose so high in December that the state set an all-time single month record.

The sharp increase in background checks was attributed to the December 2 San Bernardino terror attack, the November 13 Paris terror attack, and the growing violence and “bloodshed” in the city of Chicago. For example, the Chicago Tribune reported there were a total of 2,986 shootings in Chicago during 2015, resulting in “nearly 470 homicides.”

Randy Potter manages GAT Guns in the Chicago suburb of East Dundee and he suggests the news coverage of the growing death toll drove many “Chicago-area residents” to buy guns for self-defense as well.

It is important to note that gun sales have been growing in Chicago for sometime, albeit not always at the record-setting pace witnessed in the latter portion of last year. The Sun-Times shows this by pointing out that there were 162,000 background checks performed in Illinois during 2005, but a decade later–in 2015–468,000 background checks were performed.

۠• NYT: Hillary Clinton Running On Gun Control, GOP Candidates Running From It — BREITBART

۠• Celebrities Wear Gun Control Bracelets — While Surrounded by Massive Increase in Armed Security — BREITBART

۠• Behind A Phalanx of Armed Security At Oscars, Hollywood Pimps Gun Control — G&G

۠• Market Adjusts To Surge Of Female Shooters — G&G

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23 Years Ago the World Trade Center Was Bombed Because of Illegal Alien Amnesty



FRONTPAGEMAGAZINE — On February 26, 1993, the World Trade Center was bombed by Muslim terrorists who had been allowed to stay in this country because of illegal alien amnesty. Bill Clinton chose not to come down.

Mahmoud Abouhalima, the taxi driving terrorist, applied for amnesty claiming to be an “agricultural worker”. Remember that the next time you’re fed some nonsense about how we need agricultural workers to do the “jobs Americans won’t do”.


Six months after Abouhalima arrived in New York, his tourist visa expired. Fortunately for him, Congress was preparing to authorize an amnesty program for more than 1 million illegal aliens who merely had to assert that they worked as migrant farmers. Abouhalima applied for amnesty in 1986, received temporary legal residence in 1988 and became a permanent resident two years after that.

Through an attorney, Abouhalima now claims he worked for seven months on a farm in South Carolina. But his current wife told a TIME reporter that she can remember no travels outside the New York metropolitan area except for one trip to Michigan to visit friends.

“The amnesty program was a joke,” says Duke Austin, a spokesman at the Immigration and Naturalization Service. “Since documentation wasn’t required, the burden was on the government to prove the aliens were not farmers. Fraud was widespread and enforcement virtually impossible.”

Just what happens with these “sensible common sense reforms”. And Abouhalima wasn’t the only one to take advantage of our porous immigration laws.

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Obama’s New Anti-Sanctuary Assurance: Trust, but Verify

CIS — The Center’s Director of Policy Studies, Jessica Vaughan, has written a couple of posts lately touching on the subject of criminal alien sanctuaries and federal grant funding to state and local law enforcement agencies. The first noted that Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas), the chairman of the House subcommittee controlling Department of Justice (DOJ) appropriations, sent a pointed letter to the attorney general (AG) asking how such sanctuaries could legitimately claim in their grant applications that they were in compliance with all federal laws given their refusal to honor immigration detainers or fully communicate with agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

The second observed that DOJ’s response, via testimony of the AG as well as an accompanying letter from one of her assistant AGs, was heartening in that, for the first time, the administration was acknowledging its obligation to monitor grant recipients and take appropriate criminal or civil action against jurisdictions that claim to be in compliance when in fact they are not.

A copy of the AAG’s response letter can be seen here, and the AG’s testimonial remarks were carried by several media outlets (see, e.g. here, here, and here). Rep. Culberson was enthused: “We all owe a debt of gratitude to Loretta Lynch for doing the right thing. This is a big step in the right direction.”

۠• Senate Hearing Investigates Myth of American STEM Worker Shortage –VDARE

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US Must Rebuild Forces in Europe to Confront Russia

The U.S. military must rebuild in Europe to face a more aggressive Russia, whose advanced submarines, weapons systems and geographic advantage have the U.S. “playing zone defense,” the top U.S. commander in Europe said Thursday.

“We have about 20 years of a different paradigm to correct,” Gen. Philip Breedlove, commander of U.S. European Command, said during testimony before the House Armed Services Committee.

Breedlove, who has led EUCOM during the command’s biggest transformation in a generation, said he did not foresee a need to return to a Cold War-style military posture. But the era of trying to make a partner of Russia is over, and key U.S. capability gaps need to be addressed, he said.

“Russia has chosen to be an adversary and poses a long-term existential threat to the United States,” Breedlove said.

“This is not the Cold War, but I do believe we are not where we need to be now in a mixture of permanently forward-stationed forces and pre-positioned stocks so that we can rapidly fall in on it,” Breedlove said.

۠• Massive Russian deployment in Armenia rattles Washington — WP

۠• U.S. running out of time to modernize nuclear forces — WT

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Devil Is in the Details

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Marco Rubio Pushed for Amnesty With the Help of Conservative Media

NY TIMES — A few weeks after Senator Marco Rubio joined a bipartisan push for an immigration overhaul in 2013, he arrived alongside Senator Chuck Schumer at the executive dining room of News Corporation’s Manhattan headquarters for dinner.

Their mission was to persuade Rupert Murdoch, the owner of the media empire, and Roger Ailes, the chairman and chief executive of its Fox News division, to keep the network’s on-air personalities from savaging the legislation and give it a fighting chance at survival.

Mr. Murdoch, an advocate of immigration reform, and Mr. Ailes, his top lieutenant and the most powerful man in conservative television, agreed at the Jan. 17, 2013, meeting to give the senators some breathing room.

But the media executives, highly attuned to the intensifying anger in the Republican grass roots, warned that the senators also needed to make their case to Rush Limbaugh, the king of conservative talk radio, who held enormous sway with the party’s largely anti-immigrant base.

So the senators supporting the legislation turned to Mr. Rubio, the Florida Republican, to reach out to Mr. Limbaugh.

The dinner at News Corporation headquarters — which has not been previously reported — and the subsequent outreach to Mr. Limbaugh illustrate the degree to which Mr. Rubio served as the chief envoy to the conservative media for the group supporting the legislation. The bill would have provided a pathway to American citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants along with measures to secure the borders and ensure that foreigners left the United States upon the expiration of their visas.

It is a history that Mr. Rubio is not eager to highlight as he takes on Donald J. Trump, his rival for the Republican presidential nomination, who has made his vow to crack down on illegal immigration a centerpiece of his campaign.

Those discussions of just a few years ago now seem of a distant era, when, after the re-election of President Obama, momentum was building to overhaul the nation’s immigration system.

۠• NY TIMES BOMBSHELL SCOOP: Fox News Colluded With Rubio To Give Amnesty To Illegal Aliens — BREITBART

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Pentagon Bracing for Rising Red Tide as China Pursues Power Grab in East Asia

The top U.S. military commander in the Pacific is warning China is bent on achieving “hegemony in East Asia,” as Beijing’s top diplomat held talks in Washington with Secretary of State John F. Kerry amid rising tensions over who controls the vital South China Sea.

Navy Adm. Harry Harris Jr. issued a bracing warning about China’s increasing assertiveness during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing this week, hours before a report that Chinese fighter jets had been deployed to a disputed Island in the South China Sea — the latest in a series of provocative moves by Beijing to bolster its sovereignty claims against its regional rivals.

U.S. officials confirmed the report on Thursday evening, but cautioned against reading too much into the development because Beijing has been known to send fighter jets on such missions over the years. After meeting with Mr. Kerry on Tuesday afternoon, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told reporters at the State Department that Beijing’s military moves have been justified by provocative military actions by others in the region.

۠• China’s Military Buildup in Pacific Could Require US Response — MILCOM

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Watchdog Group Wants Air Force to Pull ‘Jesus’ Video

— MILCOM The head of a watchdog group says the major general who heads up the Air Force Recruiting Service has reneged on a promise to quickly remove a video in which a Protestant chaplain touts his role as a minister who brought someone to Christ during a deployment to Iraq.

In the 2-1/2 minute video, Chaplain and Air Force Capt. Christian Williams talks about the chaplaincy being “one of the most rewarding ministries in the world,” serving a pluralistic environment of airmen, soldiers, sailors and Marines of different backgrounds and cultures.

Mikey Weinstein of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation said the video is perfectly fine until it hits the two-minute mark, when Williams departs from talking about serving and counseling troops to celebrating successfully bringing a female airman to Jesus.

“Before I left Iraq,” Williams says in the video, “she told me that ‘as a result of the example I saw you set … I have accepted Christ as my personal lord and savior.’ You can’t put a price tag on that.”

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Displaced Disney Worker Details Humiliation

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WAR ZONE: Border Residents ‘on Edge’ as Gunfire Spills Over From Mexico

NEAR RIO GRANDE CITY — KRGVA Starr County community said they are tired of gunfire spilling over from Mexico.

Border Patrol reported shots fired on Friday morning. At around 8:30 a.m., neighbors in Refugio, a small community by Rio Grande City, said a dead-end street was full of Border Patrol agents and Department of Public Safety officials.

Resident Rene Garza said his community has learned to live with all the violence.

Garza said he grew up in the border community. “Before we wouldn’t see shootings,” he said. “Now, if you stand here at night, you will hear shootings. It’s normal.”

Garza said many of his neighbors won’t talk about the illegal activity, because they fear retaliation. He said he’s tired of looking the other way.

۠• Ohio judge dismisses lawsuit accusing U.S. Border Patrol agents of racial profiling — FNL

۠• MORE Cubans Flood USA — CNN

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Mexico’s Jalisco Cartel Making Push Into Tijuana?

INSIGHT CRIME — Homicides in Mexico’s Baja California nearly doubled during January 2016 when compared to the same month last year, raising speculation the Jalisco Cartel is seeking to exert control over the state’s lucrative drug routes into the United States.

According to data (pdf) from Mexico’s National Public Security System (Sistema Nacional de Seguridad Pública – SNSP), January saw 1,534 murders nationwide, an increase of 7.42 percent over January 2015. The most notable increase was in Baja California with 99 murders, compared to 52 in January 2015. The northern border city of Tijuana accounted for 71 of last month’s murders in Baja California.

Several officials have attributed Tijuana’s increased violence to the Jalisco Cartel – New Generation (Cartel de Jalisco – Nueva Generación – CJNG), reported the Los Angeles Times. The CJNG “is the new player in town that is trying to gain control of the Tijuana plaza” said Gary Hill, assistant special agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) office in San Diego.

However, Daniel de la Rosa, Baja California’s public safety secretary, asserted the CJNG does not have a strong physical presence in the state. Rather, he suggests the criminal organization is focused on forging alliances with members of the Tijuana underworld in a challenge to the Sinaloa Cartel, considered to be the city’s dominant drug trafficking group.

۠• The Federal Government Betrayed the Autodefensas — BLB

۠• Medellin gang dismantled that trafficked U.S. arms to ELN rebels — FNL

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Press Forbidden From Filming Hillary Boarding Private Plane

WEEKLY STANDARD — The press was forbidden from filming Hillary Clinton boarding her private plane, said an ABC reporter covering the leading Democratic candidate.

“Clinton staff won’t allow press to film HRC boarding her charter. We must get on our plan before she gets out of car,” Liz Kreutz wrote on Twitter.

Fox News reporter Ed Henry, who covers the Clinton campaign, called the move “interesting.”

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Giffords Stars in New Clinton Ad on Guns


THE HILL — Former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.) appears in a new ad released by Hillary Clinton’s campaign, highlighting the Democratic presidential candidate’s commitment to stopping gun violence.

“We have a gun violence problem so I’m voting for Hillary Clinton,” Giffords says in the ad. “She’s tough. She will stand up to the gun lobby.

“She will fight to make our families safer. It matters.”

Giffords was shot in the head during a mass shooting in 2011 while speaking to constituents in Tucson, Ariz. She was forced to retire from Congress due to her injury.

Since leaving Congress, she and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, founded a gun control advocacy group called Americans for Responsible Solutions. The couple endorsed Clinton in January.”

۠• Georgia Lt. Gov. Will Attempt to Torpedo Campus Carry in Senate — BREITBART

۠• Obama Pledges Gun Control Push Following Kansas Shootings — BREITBART

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A Few Good Reasons to Like Trump

۠• Former Arizona Gov Endorses Trump: ‘This May Be Our Last Chance’ — DC

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American Veteran News 02.28.16

Persian Gulf War veterans fume as a 25th anniversary goes unmarked by Pentagon — WASHINGTON POST On Saturday, Scott Stump, president and founder of the National Desert Storm War Memorial Association , could not commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Persian Gulf War in Washington. There was, after all, no official Defense Department event scheduled to mark the conflict’s cease-fire on Feb. 28, 1991. Instead, Stump, a former Marine who deployed to Saudi Arabia on Dec. 31, 1990, attended a formal event and lunch at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, at the request of Gen. Jonathan Vance, defense chief of the Canadian Armed Forces.

That’s right. Canada.

“When we got the invitation to Canada’s official, government-sanctioned 25th anniversary event, the thing hit us with a ton of bricks,” said Stump, 49, who lives in North Carolina. “You have a country that had 4,000 troops on the ground inviting an American like me to attend their commemoration, yet our country — which deployed over 600,000 troops — is not doing anythi

Hearing shines light on delays in VA investigation — ASTAR NEWS This week the Inspector General for the Department of Veterans Affairs testified before an Appropriations oversight hearing on Capitol Hill. Serving on the Appropriations Committee, and specifically the Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, this hearing offered me an important opportunity to publicly press the Inspector General for answers about the investigation into problems within the VA. The Office of Inspector General is supposed to be the “watchdog” agency of the VA, and my office has worked with its investigators to run down allegations of misconduct regarding Veterans’ services. Once an investigation has been completed, the reports are required to be made public so that we can see exactly what problems exist and be able to take corrective action.

Marines Toast Iwo Jima Veterans on Anniversary of Flag Raising — NY TIMES Angelo Ciotta, 90, leaned against the bar inside a restaurant in Queens as fellow Marines offered a series of taut salutes and a bottle of red wine — a Marine Corps-themed vintage called Jarhead Red. The label bore an insignia of the famous photograph of troops hoisting the American flag on Iwo Jima on Feb. 23, 1945. Mr. Ciotta, a retired private first class, was present that day at Mount Suribachi, where the flag was raised during one of the bloodiest battles of the Pacific theater. “Of my squad of 14, every one of them got wounded or killed,” said Mr. Ciotta, who was shot in the leg. “I was lucky because I’m bowlegged — it missed the bone,” he said on Tuesday night, the 71st anniversary of the flag raising, where Mr. Ciotta and his fellow Queens native Jack Seiferth, 93, were honored for their service on Iwo Jima. Dr. Seiferth, a retired sergeant with the First Battalion, Fourth Marine Division, said he managed to survive the 36-day battle in part because while storming the beach, “the first three waves were wiped out, and I was in the fourth w


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