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@tsweeney Thomas Sweeney

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Former U/S. Marine
Retired executive chef
I normally do dioramas about U.S. Marine Corps Too lttle dioramas have been done about PTO, Korea and Vietnam. Now that i am retired can do this
I am married with 2 children and 4 Grand children


Bloody Nose Ridge Peleliu

The 1st Marines had taken on one of the roughest assignments ever given to a Marine regiment, conducting one of the most fiercely aggressive fights ever waged against an equally determined and savage adversary. They had destroyed over 145 Japane[...]

The Tet Offensive was a series of surprise…

The Tet Offensive was a series of surprise attacks by the Vietcong (rebel forces sponsored by North Vietnam) and North Vietnamese forces, on scores of cities, towns, and hamlets throughout South Vietnam. It was considered to be a turning point i[...]

U.S. Marine Stretcher Team on Iwo Jima

This is a small diorama depicting a Navy Corpsman with fellow Marines carrying a wounded man. The Corpsmen risked their lives going for the wounded. The Japanese said that if they killed a corpsman 10 Marines would die. This is a small triibute [...]

No Atheists in Fox Holes

Since this is he 70th anniversary of the flag raising on Iwo Jima. I thought I'd do this diorama Fr. Charles F. Suver, S.J. "The Jesuit of Iwo Jima" Fr. Charles F. Suver, S.J. "Mass at Iwo Jima" Jesuit Father Charles F. Suver, a native of Ellen[...]

Leaving Sugar Loaf

Sugar Loaf Hill was a small, insignificant-looking mound, barely 50 feet high and about 300 yards long, situated on the southern end of Okinawa. It was part of a triangle of strongpoints set up by the Japanese defenders designed to delay and dam[...]