1945 - US Marines from the 28th Regiment, 5th Div, raise the flag of the United States on Mount Iwo Jima

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Iwo Jima Today - Another place I'd like to visit. Grandad was there during WWII.

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.

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Iwo Jima Today | Iwo Jima

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Marines burrow in the volcanic sand on the beach of Iwo Jima. This Day in WWII History: Feb 19, 1945: Marines invade Iwo Jima

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