There are six Flag Raisers on the famous Iwo Jima photo. Four in the front line and two in back. The front four are (left to right) Ira Hayes, Franklin Sousley, John Bradley and Harlon Block.    The back two are Michael Strank (behind Sousley) and Rene Gagnon (behind Bradley). Strank, Block and Sousley would die shortly afterwards. Bradley, Hayes and Gagnon became national heroes within weeks.

There are six Flag Raisers on the famous Iwo Jima photo. Four in the front line and two in back. The front four are (left to right) Ira Hayes, Franklin Sousley, John Bradley and Harlon Block. The back two are Michael Strank (behind Sousley) and Rene Gagnon (behind Bradley). Strank, Block and Sousley would die shortly afterwards. Bradley, Hayes and Gagnon became national heroes within weeks.

The three surviving Iwo Jima flag-raisers in the White House with President Harry S. Truman, 1945

The three surviving Iwo Jima flag-raisers in the White House with President Harry S. Truman, 1945

Charles Lindberg Iwo Jima Flag Raiser Signed 8X10 Photograph Psa ...

Charles Lindberg Iwo Jima Flag Raiser Signed 8X10 Photograph Psa/dna Autograph

Charles Lindberg Iwo Jima Flag Raiser Signed 8X10 Photograph Psa ...

Michael Strank; MOH recipient for sacrifice on Iwo Jima; flag raiser

Michael Strank; MOH recipient for sacrifice on Iwo Jima; flag raiser

Mary Pero-Strank, sister of the late Marine Sgt. Mike Strank, one of the Iwo Jima flag raisers, holds an oil painting of the Joe Rosenthal photo that captured the famous World War II event.  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mary Pero-Strank, sister of the late Marine Sgt. Mike Strank, one of the Iwo Jima flag raisers, holds an oil painting of the Joe Rosenthal photo that captured the famous World War II event. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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