|U.S. Marines advance on occupying Japanese forces in Tanapag, Saipan in June 1944|
|U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 5th Regiment in Sangin, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, in November 2010.|
The actor Lee Marvin was a Private First Class in the Marine Corps and was wounded at the Battle of Saipan. At the link is Lee Marvin narrating Our Time In Hell video, documenting the War in the Pacific.
With the recent hypocritical over the top fake outrage over a few Marines urinating on dead Taliban, I thought about Lee Marvin's scene in Hell in the Pacific where he urinates on a sleeping Japanese officer played by Torshiro Mifune. Granted it was just a fictional movie, but I do not recall Japanese outrage over how they were treated. Marvin, in the true life "Our Time In Hell" documentary link above, notes how Japanese prisoners were in U.S. custody.
h/t: Dave in Texas at Ace of Spades on Saipan article.
Update: Victor Davis Hanson at NRO.