Marine Corps misidentified man in classic Iwo Jima photo

Marine Corps misidentified man in classic Iwo Jima photo

The US Marine Corps has admitted it has long misidentified one of the service members in one of the most iconic images from World War II - a group of Marines raising the American flag at the Battle of Iwo Jima. A team of historians recently determined that one of the Marines in the photo was Cpl. Harold ’Pie’ Keller, not Pfc. Rene Gagnon, as had long been believed.

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George Ashworth
George Ashworth 4 months

I think part of what makes the photo so great is that for most people the soldiers are anonymous, and therefore it can represent the determination, courage and perseverance of the US military.

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