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    6th Marine ID'd from Iwo flag raising

    6th Marine ID'd from Iwo flag raising.

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/mee...b7Kz&ocid=iehp

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    This is fascinating when you think that two men knew they were not the ones in the picture and kept the secret their entire life.

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      Originally posted by crowback View Post
      This is fascinating when you think that two men knew they were not the ones in the picture and kept the secret their entire life.
      Not really. When you are in the midst of combat, you're really not terribly aware of every little thing foinf on around you. The photographer didn't know what he had. It wasn't until the picture was developed back in a rear area that anyone commented on it.
      There were also two flag raisings on Iwo at Suribachi.
      This was the second one. These two marines may have helped raise the first flag.
      In any event, to presume that they knowingly took advantage of being known as the flag raisers in this photo is a stretch.
      Look at Ira Hayes.
      He would gladly have forgone the publicity & fame that came with being one of the men raising the flag.

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