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Three of us actually raised the flag–LieutenantHarold G. Schrier, our company executive officer, Sergeant H.O. Hansen of Boston, and myself. But the rest of the men had just as big a part in it as we did.

“Thomas continued to point out that although he felt “mighty proud,” he did not consider himself a hero, or that he had done anything that the others hadn’t also done.

Raising of the second U.S. flag at Iwo Jima

Raising of the second U.S. flag at Iwo Jima (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“PltSgt Thomas, speaking to the media and Navy/Marine Corps top brass just a couple days after the flag raising on Iwo Jima!THE VANDEGRIFT REVELATIONSThe following is from Tedd Thomey’s Immortal Images, A Personal History of Two Photographers and the Flag Raising On Iwo Jima, Naval Institute Press, 1996 “The Vandegrift revelations surfaced in a book about Iwo Jima published in the spring…

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