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Iwo Jima Today

One of the most popular news images of all time – US Marines from the 28th Regiment 5th Div, raise the flag of the United States on Mount Iwo Jima, 1945. This was following the famous Battle of Iwo Jima which has been written and spoken about more than most other battles of WW2. Following this, the United States occupied the island of Iwo Jima until 1968!

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Marines carrying the first flag up Iwo Jima.--The famous flag is the SECOND flag brought up there because the "first one wasn't big enough."

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