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    U.S. Marines of the 28th Regiment of the Fifth Division raise the American flag atop Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, on Feb. 23, 1945.

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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 after capturing the 550-foot Mt. Suribachi on Iwo Jima, the largest Volcano Islands of Japan, on Feb. 23, 1945 during World War II. (AP Photo/Joe Rosenthal). After 70 years, Iwo Jima flag debate still simmers | NewsCut | Minnesota Public Radio News

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

First Flag Raising on Iwo Jima. Here is the real flag raising shot, raised atop the mountain soon after it was captured early in the morning of Feb. 23, 1945. Captain Dave Severance was ordered by 2nd Bat. Cmdr. Chandler Johnson to send a platoon to go take the mountain. “Severance, the commander of Easy Company, ordered 1st Lt. Harold Schrier to lead the patrol. Just before Schrier was to head up the mountain, Cmdr Johnson. handed him a flag saying, ‘If you get to the top, put it up.’

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

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

Marines carrying the first flag up Iwo Jima, February 23, 1945

Leathernecks of the 5th Marine Division hug the beach on Iwo Jima with Mt. Suribachi in the background, February 19, 1945, one of the bloodiest battles in US Marine Corps history.

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

Joe Rosenthal's Pulitzer Prize winning AP photo of the Feb. 23, 1945 flag raising on Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, was originally misidentified by military sources. Originally identified, from left, in this vintage graphic: Pfc. Franklin R. Sousley; Pfc. Ira Hayes; Sgt. Michael Strank; Pharmacist's Mate 2nd Class John H. Bradley; Pfc. Rene A. Gagnon; Sgt. Henry O. Hansen. The Marine at far right was later correctly identified as Cpl. Harlon Block, not Hansen. (AP Photo/Joe Rosenthal) #

A landmark picture for America: The raised flag at Iwo Jima

WWII Iwo Jima US Marine. My Great Uncle was sent to Iwo Jima, and a had a bullet hit his helmet, it should have gone straight through, but for some reason stopped. That's Jesus for you ♥ still have the helmet.