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The first Flag Raising at Iwo Jima, Feb. 23, 1945

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Rene Gagnon. 1925-1979 Iwo Jima Flag Raiser. He carried the flag up MT. Suribachi

Marine Corps says names of the other Iwo Jima flag raisers were wrong

Two months after the Marine Corps admitted it misidentified soldiers in the iconic Iwo Jima flag-raising photo, it has announced it did the same to the men who first raised the flag that day in

I have always loved this photo. Despite the somewhat controversial story of its placements

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1st flag raisers on iwo jima

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The Flag Raisers – Iwo Jima

The battle of Iwo Jima, Feb.19-26, 1945. The Iwo Jima Memorial is located near Arlington cemetery, across the Potomac river from Washington, D.C.

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Franklin Runyon Sousley (September 19, 1925 – March 21, 1945) was one of the six men in the famous photograph of United States Marines raising the flag on Iwo Jima in World War II.

Heading up Surabachi to raise the 'second' flag

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First flag raising on Iwo Jima