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Charles W. Lindberg USMC

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 1:00 pm    Post subject: Charles W. Lindberg USMC Reply with quote

The last survivor of the first Mt. Suribachi - Iwo Jima (Iwo To) flag-raising died yesterday, Charles W. Lindberg USMC was 86.


story from USATODAY....

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..."Two of our men found this big, long pipe there," he said in a 2003 interview with the Associated Press. "We tied the flag to it, took it to the highest spot we could find and we raised it.

"Down below, the troops started to cheer, the ship's whistles went off, it was just something that you would never forget," he said. "It didn't last too long, because the enemy started coming out of the caves."...


Lindberg was awarded the Silver Star for bravery. Here's his account, along with photos of both flag-raisings atop Mount Suribachi.

Both flags are preserved at the National Museum of the Marine Corps.
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