There was no gun to raise as he was unarmed. Even if he had a knife, he was on the ground. Ersland was mobile and walked back over to him.
"The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps"-LtGen. Holland M "Howlin' Mad" Smith, USMC,1949
Have you forgotten yet? Look down and swear by the slain of the War that you'll NEVER forget. [Siegfried Sassoon,"Aftermath,"1919]