A U.S. Marine ambulance jeep on the sandy beaches of Iwo Jima works its way ashore on Feb 26, 1945.

A U.S. Marine ambulance jeep on the sandy beaches of Iwo Jima works its way ashore on Feb 26, 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) #

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) #

U.S. Marines of the first Marine Division stand by the corpses of two of their comrades, who were killed by Japanese soldiers on a beach on Peleliu island, Republic of Palau, Sep. 14, 1944. (AP Photo/Joe Rosenthal/Pool) #

U.S. Marines of the first Marine Division stand by the corpses of two of their comrades, who were killed by Japanese soldiers on a beach on Peleliu island, Republic of Palau, Sep. 14, 1944. (AP Photo/Joe Rosenthal/Pool) #

American soldiers of a parachute unit take time during a lull in the Battle of Buna–Gona of the New Guinea Campaign to bathe and wash their uniforms, near Buna, Territory of Papua (July 11, 1944).

American soldiers of a parachute unit take time during a lull in the Battle of Buna–Gona of the New Guinea Campaign to bathe and wash their uniforms, near Buna, Territory of Papua (July 11, 1944).

U.S. Fourth Division Marines move in from the beach on Iwo Jima

U.S. Fourth Division Marines move in from the beach on Iwo Jima

Polk Street Christmas decorations between Sacramento and California Streets in 1966.  Photo: JOE ROSENTHAL

Polk Street Christmas decorations between Sacramento and California Streets in 1966. Photo: JOE ROSENTHAL

La Toma del Monte Suribachi, por Joe Rosenthal.

La Toma del Monte Suribachi, por Joe Rosenthal.

Photographer Joe Rosenthal | Buy Photos | AP Images | Collections

Photographer Joe Rosenthal | Buy Photos | AP Images | Collections

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