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Feb. 23, 1945: The Raising of OUR Flag on Iwo Jima is a historic photo that was taken in 1945, by Joe Rosenthal. 5 U.S. Marines & a U.S. Navy corpsman raised OUR flag of the U.S. atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II. Of the 6 men depicted in the photo, 3 (Franklin Sousley, Harlon Block, & Michael Strank) were killed during the battle; the 3 survivors (John Bradley, Rene Gagnon, & Ira Hayes) became National Heroes upon their identification in the photo....

Feb. 23, 1945: The Raising of OUR Flag on Iwo Jima is a historic photo that was taken in 1945, by Joe Rosenthal. 5 U.S. Marines & a U.S. Navy corpsman raised OUR flag of the U.S. atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II. Of the 6 men depicted in the photo, 3 (Franklin Sousley, Harlon Block, & Michael Strank) were killed during the battle; the 3 survivors (John Bradley, Rene Gagnon, & Ira Hayes) became National Heroes upon their identification in the photo....

1945 - US Marines from the 28th Regiment, 5th Div, raise the flag of the United States on Mount Iwo Jima

1945 - US Marines from the 28th Regiment, 5th Div, raise the flag of the United States on Mount Iwo Jima

The men who raised the second flag over Iwo Jima.Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima. Taken on February 23, 1945, by Joe Rosenthal. It depicts five United States Marines and a U.S. Navy corpsman raising the flag of the United States atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II.

The men who raised the second flag over Iwo Jima.Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima. Taken on February 23, 1945, by Joe Rosenthal. It depicts five United States Marines and a U.S. Navy corpsman raising the flag of the United States atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II.

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

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

USAF bombardment.Iwo Jima.1945

USAF bombardment.Iwo Jima.1945

U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima Statue) Washington, DC.  I've been here such a cool memorial.

U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima Statue) Washington, DC. I've been here such a cool memorial.

MILITARY HEROES...they keep our freedom for us. I salute you on our country's Independence Day.

MILITARY HEROES...they keep our freedom for us. I salute you on our country's Independence Day.

Striking images from the battle of Iwo Jima: A soldier of the American marine infantry wounded while landing on the island of Iwo Jima in Japan is transported to an armored vehicle on March 3, 1945.

Striking images from the battle of Iwo Jima: A soldier of the American marine infantry wounded while landing on the island of Iwo Jima in Japan is transported to an armored vehicle on March 3, 1945.

The Iwo Jima Memorial is about a 20-minute walk from Arlington National Cemetery. The monument is a moving rendition of  the iconic image of the second flag-raising on the island of Iwo Jima during World War II. On this day in 1945, during the battle for Iwo Jima, U.S. Marines raised the American flag atop Mt. Suribachi.

The Iwo Jima Memorial is about a 20-minute walk from Arlington National Cemetery. The monument is a moving rendition of the iconic image of the second flag-raising on the island of Iwo Jima during World War II. On this day in 1945, during the battle for Iwo Jima, U.S. Marines raised the American flag atop Mt. Suribachi.

Jeep buried by surf in the sand of Iwo Jima Beach, 1945. Photographed by T/Sgt. H. Neil Gillespie.

Jeep buried by surf in the sand of Iwo Jima Beach, 1945. Photographed by T/Sgt. H. Neil Gillespie.

OBSERVER ON IWO JIMA, 1945 by the US Marine Corps. February 1945. #usarmy, #worldwar2 #iwojima

OBSERVER ON IWO JIMA, 1945 by the US Marine Corps. February 1945. #usarmy, #worldwar2 #iwojima

Map of Japanese defence installations at Iwo Jima

Map of Japanese defence installations at Iwo Jima

MAR 3 1945 Five Medals of Honor on Iwo Jima Marines mopping up cave with grenades and BARs.

MAR 3 1945 Five Medals of Honor on Iwo Jima Marines mopping up cave with grenades and BARs.

1 of 1 - MARINE CORP WAR DOG PHOTO DOBERMAN CHECKING CAVE FOR ENEMY IWO JIMA WWII #20949

Marine Corp War Dog Photo Doberman Checking Cave for Enemy Iwo Jima WWII 20949

1 of 1 - MARINE CORP WAR DOG PHOTO DOBERMAN CHECKING CAVE FOR ENEMY IWO JIMA WWII #20949

Iwo jima march 45 a Sherman tank M4A3R3 nicknamed Zippo spews flames into Japanese pillbox

Iwo jima march 45 a Sherman tank M4A3R3 nicknamed Zippo spews flames into Japanese pillbox

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