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Flags of Our fathers

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S: Flags Of Our Fathers

BC: Andy Shuey | Flags of Our Fathers

FC: Flags of Our Fathers | Andy Shuey

1: WWII | Iwo Jima

3: I | American military invaded Iwo Jima to stop the Japenese from further attacks in 1945. this was one of the worst battles of WWII.

4: Jack "Doc" Bradley

5: Jack Bradley is the maincharacter. He is also the father of the author. His nickname is "Doc". He is probably the only soldier who was in the photo that had a true life after the war. He had many children and founded a very successful funeral home. He died in 1994

7: Ira Hayes was a member of the Pima people. He is native to Arizona. He lived on an Indian Reservation for most of his life. He became a drunk after the war and died because of his heavy drinking in 1955

8: Rene Gagnon was the youngest in the platoon. He was only 19 during the flag raising. He died in 1979 and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery

9: Ins Caption

10: Mike Strank

11: Mike Strank was one of the 3 soldiers in the famous photo that died a couple days after that picture was taken on March 1st 1945. He was 26 years old.

13: Harlon Block was the second soldier who died right after the raising of the flag on March 1st 1945. He was 21 years old.

15: Frankin Sousley was the last of the flag raisers to die. He died March 21 1945. He was 19 years old.

16: "How to Read Like a Professor" In the book "Flags of Our Fathers", there is a symbol. The Photo that was taken of the soldiers raising the American Flag over Iwo Jima is hat symbol. It was a symbol of hope and strength all across America. However, that same photo meant something completely different to theose soldiers. The 3 who survived the war had to go around Athe country reenacting that memorable photo. Everytime they had to do that that, they would die a little bit everytime. They did not feel like it was right for them to be famous for something they didn't actually do. One of the survivers, Ira Hayes, after the war became a drunk. He was friends with the orginal soldier who lifted the flag, who was killed in action. Every single one of the soldiers avoided the photo. Just looking at the photo sent them right back to that island.

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  • Title: Flags of Our fathers
  • The actual stories of the soldiers that were in the most recognized photo in America. The raising of the American flag at Iwo Jima
  • Tags: wwii
  • Published: almost 10 years ago