February 23, 1945 - USMC Raises The Flag on Mt. Suribachi

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  1. ToughOmbre

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    63 years ago today, the Marines raise the Stars and Stripes on top of Mt. Suribachi.

    "Uncommon valor......" :salute:

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    Here's Joe Rosenthal's posed shot minutes after the second flag raising. Four of the Flag Raisers (Bradley, Hayes, Sousley Strank) appear with their buddies. Strank, Sousley and many of these boys would soon be dead.

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    The "Gung Ho" shot.

    Over 6,000 Marines would give their lives to take this 7.5 square mile spit of land in the Pacific.
     

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