feb 23, 2023

Battle for Iwo Jima, 1945 (Naval History & Heritage Command)

The Slice: Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima (Archives Foundation)

One of the men who hoisted the flag was a Native American, Ira Hayes, from the Pima Indian Reservation in Arizona. Separately, Navajo Code Talkers played a role in Iwo Jima. Here’s more on their contribution.

Photo of flag being raised (National Archives)

Battle for Iwo Jima, 1945

NMMC Commemorates Battle of Iwo Jima (National Museum of the Marine Corps)

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