Monday, February 23, 2009

Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima

"Among the men who fought on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue."


Sixty-four years ago today, Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal captured the image of US Marines and a US Navy corpsman raising the American flag during "Operation Detachment"—the battle for the Pacific island of Iwo Jima.







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  1. Flags of Our Fathers is a very compelling and emotional read. It tells the stories of the men who appeared in the photograph raising the flag. I recommend it highly.

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