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: Kevin S. O'Brien (1), Donald H Burke (2) & Jarek Tuszynski (3)
Address and contactinformation
- US Marine Memorial Circle
- WWII grade:
Where is it?
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- National Museum of American Jewish Military History
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
- U.S. Navy Museum
Point of interest
- Torpedo Factory Art Center
- Washington Naval Yard
- Voormalige Headquarters Philippine Government in Exile
- Memorial 2nd Division Washington
- National Japanese American Memorial To Patriotism During World War II
- U.S. Airforce Memorial
This article is article is also related to the following persons (Overview)
|Hayes, Ira Hamilton|
* January 12th, 1923
† January 24th, 1955
|Sousley, Franklin Runyon|
* September 19th, 1925
† March 21st, 1945
* November 10th, 1919
† March 1st, 1945
Plot: 12 Grave: 7179