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.
Weekly Rolled Special - Rene Gagnon Large work in peoples homes and businesses. Each week I'll post a large canvas for sale that is UNSTRETCHED and will shipped rolled in a tube This weeks canvas measures 72 inches wide X 72 inches high (6 feet X 6 feet) HUGE!!! Mixed media original, signed and dated.