From Our Archive: You know what’s weird?

What’s weird is that an Iwo Jima veteran…once more…an Iwo Jima veteran, dies with little notice. I love this man, GEN Fred Haynes and I love his wife Bonnie. Hell, his nephew is famous too, Butthole Surfers and all that..and in some inexplicable way, I think his nephew’s song Pepper, is a great tribute to his Uncle’s life line.

You never know how you look through other people’s eyes.
You never know just how to look through other people’s eyes.

So. Awesome.

Gen Haynes

So. Awesome.

Pepper.

Funeral Services in Arlington on July 22nd, family would appreciate a show of support.




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  • http://www.unleashed-technologies.com Michael Spinosa

    Classic song, I haven’t heard this in a long time. I was unaware of the family ties!

  • http://www.frommyposistion.com Code Monkey

    I’ve had a soft spot in my heart for that song for a while now. It just got a little softer.

  • Bill Blacklidge

    never stops amazing me how our real heroes leaves us quietly while celeberties can’t eat dinner without the paparaza.
    My condolences to the Family, and my thanks to the General for his service and love to his country.
    Semper Fi
    R/ CDR Blacklidge, USN

  • Peter C. Armstrong

    Mrs. Haynes,

    Thank you for the General and your service to our country. He was truly one of the “Old Breed”. The way in which he conducted himself as a Captain on IWO JIMA is an inspiration to one and all. With his passing the world doubtlessly poorer place.

  • http://www.thesandgram.com Taco Bell

    Mary, you hit the nail on the head when America passed on this story. The news is more concerned with TMZ and Mel Gibson then our hero’s!! Thanks for posting this.
    Semper Fi,
    Taco

  • RPL

    RIP, General Haynes, and Semper Fi.

  • Byron

    Marine, well done. You are relieved sir from your post and with the thanks of a grateful nation.

  • Jerry

    Humbled to have met him once.

  • Michael F. Stewart

    Have forwarded this to the Marines & other veterans on my list. This is another loss to our nation, and I know a great loss to his family.
    God Bless and Semper Fi!

  • http://cdrsalamander.blogspot.com CDR Salamander

    Chap … where is Chap? References to Butth0le Surfers usually gets Chap in 3, 2, 1 ….

  • Byron

    Fell into the “hole”?

  • jwithington

    Just watched the Americans at War video. Amazing! Rest in peace, GEN Haynes.

  • Paul Withington

    Met him briefly in 1980. I had just gotten off active duty and was looking for a job. He called me when my résumé crossed his desk and invited me to his office even though he didn’t have a job for me. He offered to circulate my name. He had a majestic presence. It wasn’t until a few years later that I learned he was an Iwo Jima vet.

    RIP, General Haynes.

  • YN2(SW) H. Lucien Gauthier III

    Semper Fi, Sir. We’ll see you on the other side.

  • Andy (JADAA)

    “Another Marine reporting, sir. I’ve served my time in hell.”

  • JJames

    What an incredible man. I wish I could attend his funeral.

    RIP, General Haynes

  • http://gmapalumni.org/chapomatic Chap

    Beautiful, brother. I’m sorry it took so long for me to get here!

  • Kelly

    what a hero. Thank you

  • admin

    Jus so you know…People have questioned me about why I would put these two songs together.

    Never mind all of the inappropriate language or gratuitous violence (which requires you to have an appreciation of satire – or the connection between gratuitous and NOT)

    There is is poetic justice here and It is because Mrs. Haynes told me the connection.

    I don’t mind the sense of time, the images it shows…

    See above.

  • l.w.sharpe

    I met Gen haynes in HQMC 1968 he was a colonel I was a sgt. we talked
    quit a bit in 1968 myself and three brother served in usmc
    my younger brother was kiled in 68 tet
    I have never forgoten his kidness to me and my family
    I still have his autographed picture and letters to my family
    He was a true life warrior and will be missed
    SIMPER FI RIP SIR

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