The Last Full Measure
Richard M. Gibney
U.S. Marine Corps Artist
U.S. Marine Corps Museum, Washington, D.C.
If I thought I saw chaos before, this was even worse. I can't tell you the number of bodies of American Marines that were lying face down in the water. I have one painting of that. I thought long and hard about it when I made the painting, should I show how many there were? Well, no, I'd need a big canvas for that. So I did one body, and I called it The Last Full Measure.
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