FIRST FLAG ON SURIBACHI – THE IWO JIMA FLAG RAISING

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FIRST FLAG ON SURIBACHI – THE IWO JIMA FLAG RAISING

TWO LIVING SURVIVORS

MISCELLANEOUS NOTES

SITE & FORUM

By Dick Gaines, GySgt USMC (Ret.)

August 1, 2001

It was last May when I first learned of Sgt Raymond Jacobs and the part he played as a member of the 40-man combat patrol led by Lt. Schrier up Mount Suribachi on the morning of 23 February 1945. That was the patrol that raised our Stars and Stripes on Iwo Jima!

I had just posted a picture of that First Flag Raising on one of my websites, and it was not long until I received a response from Ray stating that he was in that picture. Knowing that Cpl Charles “Chuck” Lindberg was recognized as the only living survivor of the flag-raising, I immediately e-mailed him back requesting more information. I soon heard back again from Ray, and I began a bit…

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