-Flag to Iwo Jima on Mount

“The raising of that flag on Suribachi menas a Marine Corps for the next 500 years!”
(James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy, 23 February 1945)

The Iwo Jima flag raisers, as shown in the Rosenthal photograph left to right, are:
Private First Class Ira H. Hayes (with poncho hanging from belt – died in 1955);
Private First Class Franklin R. Sousley (with slung rifle – killed in action);
Sergeant Michael Strank (barely visible on Sousley’s left – killed in action);
Navy Pharmacist’s Mate Second Class John H. Bradley (with empty canteen cover hanging from right side of belt – wounded in action – died 1994.);
Private First Class Rene A. Gagnon (helmet barely visible beside Bradley – died 1979); and
  Corporal Harlon H. Block (at foot of pole – killed in action)


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