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Wednesday, February 23, 2005

This Day In History - Flag On Iwo Jima

From the History Channel (no permalink):

February 23, 1945

During the bloody Battle for Iwo Jima, U.S. Marines from the 3rd Platoon, E
Company, 2nd Battalion, 28th Division take the crest of Mount Suribachi, the
island's highest peak and most strategic position, and raise the U.S. flag.
Marine photographer Louis Lowery was with them and recorded the event."

One of the most famous pictures of all time. Too bad the dude that took it never lived long enough to see just how popular his photography became. He was killed in battle soon after he shot the event.

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