Iwo Jima Memorial
The Iwo Jima Memorial, official name Marine Corps War Memorial, is dedicated to all personnel of the United States Marine Corps who have died in the defense of the United States of America since 1775.
The design of the sculpture was based on the famous photo Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima, taken during the Battle of Iwo Jima by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal.
The flag was raised by Sgt Michael Strank, Cpl Harlon Block, PFC Franklin Sousley, PFC Rene Gagnon, PFC Ira Hayes and PM2 John Bradley.
Within one month after taking the picture, three of the soldiers were killed.
- Text: Fedor de Vries
- Photos: Anneke & Paul Moerenhout
Address and contactinformation
- US Marine Memorial Circle
- WWII grade:
Where is it?
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- U.S. Navy Museum Washington DC
- National Museum of American History
- National Museum of American Jewish Military History
Point of interest
- B-17C Flying Fortress Memorial
- Tree & Memorial Second U.S. Infantry Regiment
- Tree & Memorial 325th Glider Infantry Regiment
This article is also related to the following persons (Overview)
|Gagnon, Rene Arthur|
* March 7th, 1925
† October 12th, 1979
|Hayes, Ira Hamilton|
* January 12th, 1923
† January 24th, 1955
* November 10th, 1919
† March 1st, 1945
Plot: 12 Grave: 7179