The Unknown Flag Raiser of Iwo Jima

The Unknown Flag Raiser of Iwo Jima

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In 1945, photographer Joe Rosenthal captured the image of five U.S. Marines and one U.S. Navy Corpsman hoisting the American flag atop a mountain in Iwo Jima. The identities of these men have been accepted for 70 years, but one Marine was never identified. We finally reveal an unnamed hero using modern science to examine the iconic photo.

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The Unknown Flag Raiser of Iwo Jima

48 Minutes

A new discovery about the Pulitzer Prize--winning photo of the flag-raising on Iwo Jima, thanks to new technology.