Exactly fifty years ago, four young, strapping Marines met each other for the first time in California. They were all there for the same reason: Just several weeks later, they’d be shipped off to Vietnam. While they were enjoying the California sunshine, they decided to snap a photo. Anything could have happened next, but miraculously, all four of the Marines survived the war — not to mention the psychological toll the war took on each of them when it was over. Now, Dennis Puleo, Tom Hanks, Bob DeVenzia, and Bob Falk have reunited for one special weekend in California. Naturally, they decided to recreate their 50-year-old photograph.
Marine Buddies Recreate The Iconic Beach Photo They Took 50 Years Ago. April 1, 2023