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Old 02-21-2020, 09:55 PM
ArmyLifer ArmyLifer is online now
 
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I had this stuck in a box from my last move. Took an hour today but I finally re-located it. It was my inheritance when my grandfather passed back in 1989. I believe it is a magazine page or cover. The inscription reads “With best wishes to Major Paul Ewing from Joe Rosenthal”. Ewing was my grandfather and Rosenthal took the picture...and won the Pulitzer Prize.

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Old 02-21-2020, 11:09 PM
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I had this stuck in a box from my last move. Took an hour today but I finally re-located it. It was my inheritance when my grandfather passed back in 1989. I believe it is a magazine page or cover. The inscription reads “With best wishes to Major Paul Ewing from Joe Rosenthal”. Ewing was my grandfather and Rosenthal took the picture...and won the Pulitzer Prize.

https://imgur.com/a/6yzDI9N
Although Joe Rosenthal was older than the flag raisers at Iwo Jima, he lived longer than all of them. In fact, half of the flag raisers died on Iwo in the days and weeks following the flag raisings.

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Old 02-23-2020, 10:28 AM
W9IXI.MN W9IXI.MN is offline
 
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We know the story of the second flag raising thanks to the iconic photo by Mr. Rosenthal. But the story of the first flag raising is largely forgotten, Along with the unsung stories of all those who fought and sacrificed to enable both flags to be placed. Thanks to my employment, I had the honor of meeting Mr. Lindberg. Several times I have Stopped by to visit his resting place at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery. It still surprises me how many do not know about the first flag raising. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_W._Lindberg
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Old 02-23-2020, 03:24 PM
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We know the story of the second flag raising thanks to the iconic photo by Mr. Rosenthal. But the story of the first flag raising is largely forgotten, Along with the unsung stories of all those who fought and sacrificed to enable both flags to be placed. Thanks to my employment, I had the honor of meeting Mr. Lindberg. Several times I have Stopped by to visit his resting place at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery. It still surprises me how many do not know about the first flag raising. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_W._Lindberg
When I was in high school (a few years back!) I had a history teacher who had served in the Army Air Force on B-17's during World War II. His plane had been shot down and he ended up in a German POW camp.

One of the assignments that he gave to the class was to find out the names of each of the Iwo Jima flag raisers - for both the first and second flag raisings. And yes there was a quiz on it!

Those two flags - the smaller first one and the second larger one - are now on display in the USMC museum at Quantico, Virginia.
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