Perspectives of Awe

milsurpwriter

Yes, I realize that there is a certain level of repetition with some photographs and quotes, but this was necessary to illustrate a point I have been meaning to make about the power of photographs.

“What is the most badass military picture you have ever seen?”

There have been many… but two (possibly three) stand out:

USS Harder (SS-257) off the coast of Woleai during the rescue of Ensign John Gavlin, 1 April, 1944. (Source:Operation Forager)

There is a better picture from the same day which gives a bit more perspective:

From the associated Facebook post I wrote a while back:

My desktop background is a slideshow of American submarines in…

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