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"Raising the flag on Iwo Jima" Honolulu Tip by BLewJay

Honolulu, Oahu: 3 reviews and 3 photos


Fondest memory: One of the greatest battles fought during WW II (in the Pacific Theater) was on the island of Iwo Jima. A victory here by the Americans would bring them that much closer to the Japanese islands and thus end the war. The allies won the battle for this island, but one of the most memorable pictures you saw was the American flag being raised by the Marines on Mt. Suribachi...Marine Henry Oliver Hansen was one of the men who raised the flag...he is buried in the National Cemetery of the Pacific.

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  • Written Jul 18, 2005
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