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February 23, 2018

     Joe Rosenthal snapped the photo that became so iconic that it’s now etched in marble. However, the story begins with Leatherneck photographer, Louis Lowery, who captured the moment Harold G. Schrier planted the makeshift flagpole made  from an iron water pipe into the ground as Ernest “Boots” Thomas and Henry “Hank” Hansen assisted.  Once in place, fellow Marines on the shore and docked ships, as well as other servicemen, began a chorus of cheers, shouts and horn blasts.  The loud celebration aroused the dormant Japanese hiding quietly in caves and underground tunnels, prompting their immediate response.  As the Marines quickly thwarted their attack, the site of Old Glory not only alerted the Japanese to their eminent defeat on Iwo Jima, it signaled a change in the entire Pacific War.

     As the war in the European Theater started drawing to a close, Allied Forces began turning their attention towards Japan.  As an island, Japan benefited from a built in defense, of which the volcanic island of Iwo Jima played an important role.  


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