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A Case of Mistaken Identity - For 71 Years!

Perhaps the single most iconic photograph from World War II is the one (above) of six Marines raising a U.S. flag on top of Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima, on February 23, 1945.  629 more words


Interview with Glenn M. Stroven

This week, we wanted to draw your attention to an interview done by YouTube user PhotosInMotion with Iwo Jima veteran Glenn M. Stroven. He talks about his life before, during and after World War II.


The Significance of a 71-Year-Old Mistake

On February 23, 1945, during a quiet moment in an otherwise intense and bloody battle of World War II, Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal captured a patriotic scene for the history books: the raising of the flag at Iwo Jima by the United States Marines. 825 more words


"The Deed Is All, And Not The Glory": Solving The Mystery Of The Unknown Flag Raiser Of Iwo Jima

On June 23rd, the Marine Corps publicly acknowledged that a previously unidentified Marine named Harold H. Schultz was one of the six men pictured in what is arguably the best-known image of the last century: Joe Rosenthal’s Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of the 1945 flag-raising on Iwo Jima. 775 more words

Franklin D. Roosevelt

The Price of Freedom

I know my father did his part to secure the freedom I now enjoy — with the 23rd Marines, 4th Division, and the battles to secure Roi-Namur, Saipan, Tinian and Iwo Jima. 1,107 more words

My greatest adventure

Today starts my greatest adventure to date. This week I would take myself on a vacation. A vacation going solo. Which means I have to do everything. 306 more words



James Bradley, author of The China Mirage, discussed in the previous post, also published Flags of Our Fathers, which described the role of his father, John Bradley, in raising the American flag on Iwo Jima that was recorded in the famous photo we have all seen.  95 more words