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Title: Marines of the 28th Regiment of the 5th Division Raise the American Flag Atop Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, 1945 Artist: Joe Rosenthal

U.S. Marines of the 28th Regiment of the Fifth Division raise the American flag atop Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, on February 23, 1945. The Battle of Iwo Jima was the costliest in Marine Corps history, with almost 7,000 Americans killed in 36 days of fighting. (AP Photo/Joe Rosenthal)

American soldiers planting the American flag atop Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima - February 1945

I love this picture!! A Marine standing on top of Mt. Suribachi, Feb 1945

First Iwo Jima Flag Raising. This Day in WWII History: Feb 19, 1945: Marines invade Iwo Jima

The first American flag to be raised over Iwo Jima.

Joe Rosenthal (1911 – 2006), "Raising Flag on Suribachi, Iwo Jima", Feb 23, 1945.

United States Marines from the 5th Division of the 28th Regiment gather around a U.S. flag they raised atop Mt. Suribachi on Iwo Jima during World War II, Feb. 23, 1945. This was the first flag raised by the Marine Corps at Iwo Jima. The raising of a second, larger flag later that day was made famous in the prize-winning photo by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal. (AP Photo/U.S. Marine Corp, Sgt. Louis R. Lowery, File) #

The men who raised the second flag over Iwo Jima. - The story told here of six nice young boys. Three died on Iwo Jima and three came back as national heroes. Overall, 7,000 boys died on Iwo Jima in the worst battle in the history of the Marine Corps.

Iwo Jima, Marines pose in front of the flag they just raised

John Bradley - A Navy corpsman, who was one of the three surviving men who raised the American Flag over Mt. Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in WWII