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Man in Iwo Jima Flag Photo Was Misidentified, Marine Corps Says

Discussion in 'Academy/Military News' started by Wishful, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. Wishful

    Wishful "It's not stalking if it's love..."

    Dec 12, 2012
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  2. USMCGrunt

    USMCGrunt 5-Year Member

    Dec 13, 2010
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    On one hand, I am glad they corrected an factual error. On the other hand, I was sad that the 6th man wasn't a Navy Corpsman as they are held in such high regard by Marines. But in the end, this quote from the article sums it up best for me:

    "General Neller said in a written statement that “although the Rosenthal image is iconic and significant, to Marines it’s not about the individuals and never has been.”

    He added: “Simply stated, our fighting spirit is captured in that frame, and it remains a symbol of the tremendous accomplishments of our corps — what they did together and what they represent remains most important. That doesn’t change.”"
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  3. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 5-Year Member

    Nov 25, 2007
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    Flag was from a CG cutter (I understand).
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  4. RedDragon

    RedDragon Member

    Dec 31, 2013
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    All heroes in my view...what they went through on that "hell on earth" called Iwo Jima and many other places similar to this is a testament to the spirit of the U.S. serviceman. With one son heading to a career in the Air Force and another about to begin at West Point I pray that they don't have to experience anything remotely close to this. However, I do understand, as do both of them that protecting this great country is what they have signed up to do.
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