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First Flag On Suribachi – The THREE Flag Raisers!: BGen Simmons’s E-Mail…..

Dear Walt,

I have received as have you Raymond Jacobs’ compelling photo essay documenting his claim to be the radioman who accompanied the patrol that raised the first flag over Mt Suribachi.

I am very impressed and, unless there is something I don’t know about, I think his claim should be recognized by publication of a suitably edited version of his essay.

During my many years as Director of Marine Corps History, claims by alleged members of either the first or second flag raising parties were a virtual annual event. Few of these claims had merit. Mr. Jacobs’ claim is a notable exception.

Sincerely,

Ed Simmons

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