Marine Corps Memorial
-The Marine Corps War Memorial stands as a symbol of this grateful Nation’s esteem for the honored dead of the U.S. Marine Corps. While the statue depicts one of the most iconic photos of World War II, the memorial is dedicated to all Marines who have given their lives in the defense of the United States, since 1775.
-The Marine Corps War Memorial depicts the raising of the American flag at Mount Suribachi on 23 February 1945 by U.S. Marines in World War II during the Battle of Iwo Jima.
These were the soldiers that rose the flag.
Name Rank Hometown Michael Strank* Sergeant Conemaugh, PA Harlan H. Block* Corporal Weslaco, TX Franklin R. Sousley* Private First Class Ewing, KY Rene A. Gagnon Private First Class Manchester, NH Ira Hayes Private First Class Bapchule, AZ John H. Bradley Pharmacists Mate Second Class Appleton, WI
Those names marked with an * were killed during the later phases in the Battle of Iwo Jima.