There are six Flag Raisers on the famous Iwo Jima photo. Four in the front line and two in back. The front four are (left to right) Ira Hayes, Franklin Sousley, John Bradley and Harlon Block.    The back two are Michael Strank (behind Sousley) and Rene Gagnon (behind Bradley). Strank, Block and Sousley would die shortly afterwards. Bradley, Hayes and Gagnon became national heroes within weeks.

There are six Flag Raisers on the famous Iwo Jima photo. Four in the front line and two in back. The front four are (left to right) Ira Hayes, Franklin Sousley, John Bradley and Harlon Block. The back two are Michael Strank (behind Sousley) and Rene Gagnon (behind Bradley). Strank, Block and Sousley would die shortly afterwards. Bradley, Hayes and Gagnon became national heroes within weeks.

There are six Flag Raisers on the famous Iwo Jima photo. Four in the front line and two in back. The front four are (left to right) Ira Hayes, Franklin Sousley, John Bradley and Harlon Block. The back two are Michael Strank (behind Sousley) and Rene Gagnon (behind Bradley). Strank, Block and Sousley would die shortly afterwards. Click the picture to read more...

There are six Flag Raisers on the famous Iwo Jima photo. Four in the front line and two in back. The front four are (left to right) Ira Hayes, Franklin Sousley, John Bradley and Harlon Block. The back two are Michael Strank (behind Sousley) and Rene Gagnon (behind Bradley). Strank, Block and Sousley would die shortly afterwards. Click the picture to read more...

The three surviving Iwo Jima flag-raisers in the White House with President Harry S. Truman, 1945

The three surviving Iwo Jima flag-raisers in the White House with President Harry S. Truman, 1945

Michael Strank. Died in the battle for Iwo Jima in WW2. Described by his men as the best man they ever knew, "Sgt Mike Strank's squad idolized him."

Michael Strank. Died in the battle for Iwo Jima in WW2. Described by his men as the best man they ever knew, "Sgt Mike Strank's squad idolized him."

Google Search.Philip Johnston proposed the use of Navajo to the United States Marine Corps at the beginning of World War II. Johnston, a World War I veteran, was raised on the Navajo reservation as the son of a missionary to the Navajos, and was one of the few non-Navajos who spoke their language fluently. Because Navajo has a complex grammar, and was at this time an unwritten language.

Google Search.Philip Johnston proposed the use of Navajo to the United States Marine Corps at the beginning of World War II. Johnston, a World War I veteran, was raised on the Navajo reservation as the son of a missionary to the Navajos, and was one of the few non-Navajos who spoke their language fluently. Because Navajo has a complex grammar, and was at this time an unwritten language.

It took his widow nearly two years, but Rene was finally laid to rest just across the street from the Iwo Jima Memorial. Description from washingtondc2011.blogspot.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

It took his widow nearly two years, but Rene was finally laid to rest just across the street from the Iwo Jima Memorial. Description from washingtondc2011.blogspot.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

marines raise american flag | Iwo Jima Flag Raisers  ========================  Морские пехотинцы подняли американский флаг  в  Иводзима.

marines raise american flag | Iwo Jima Flag Raisers ======================== Морские пехотинцы подняли американский флаг в Иводзима.

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