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Joe Rosenthal’s other Iwo Jima photographs

In honor of the 68th anniversary of the battle of Iwo Jima, we wanted to share some more images taken by the famous photographer. Here are some of Rosenthal’s lesser known photographs from Iwo Jima. Though they did not receive the recognition and fame like his pulitzer prize winning flag raising photograph, these images give the viewer a glimpse at the brutality the U.S. Marines endured for 35 long days. (Photos all courtesy of the late Joe Rosenthal & originally posted by the…

Flag Raising on Iwo Jima, 1945 by Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections, via Flickr. Lou Lowery's image of Marines replacing the first American flag atop Mount Suribachi with a second flag, made famous by Joe Rosenthal's iconic photograph. From the collection of Lou Lowery (COLL/2575), Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections.

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Marines Fold an American Flag after It was Raised in Memory of a Fallen Soldier

I am humbled by those who serve and their families who sacrifice...I am honored to call myself an American. Remembering the members of our military, firefighters, and police departments who have lost their lives in the line of duty. God bless America.