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On this day in 1945, one of the most reproduced and parodied photos in history was taken
U.S. Naval Institute ^ | February 23, 2018 | U.S. Naval institute

Posted on 02/23/2018 5:42:39 PM PST by Saint X

Photographer Joe Rosenthal admitted that when he took a shot of five Marines and one Navy corpsman raising the U.S. flag on Iwo Jima’s Mt. Suribachi on Feb. 23, 1945, he had no idea that he had captured something extraordinary. He was setting up for a different shot when he spotted the group of men planting the flag and quickly took a snap without even looking through the viewfinder. The chance photo would become iconic overnight and go on to win the Pulitzer Prize.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.usni.org ...


TOPICS: History; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: anniversary; flag; iwojima; joerosenthal; marines; militaryhistory; mountsuribachi; usmc; wwii
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1 posted on 02/23/2018 5:42:40 PM PST by Saint X
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To: Saint X

Speed Graphic. 1/400th x f/11. Agfa.

Classic.


2 posted on 02/23/2018 5:50:22 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Demographics destroys cultures more completely than thermonuclear war.)
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To: Saint X

bookmarking


3 posted on 02/23/2018 5:59:32 PM PST by MarMema
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To: Saint X

An accurate and truthful synopsis.


4 posted on 02/23/2018 6:01:00 PM PST by sergeantdave (Teach a man to fish and he'll steal your gear and sell it)
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To: Saint X

Parodied?

I have never seen it parodied? It is usually regarded with reverence.

Maybe someone doesn’t know the definition of parodied.


5 posted on 02/23/2018 6:02:17 PM PST by odawg
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To: odawg

It has been, actually, with cartoon characters or what have you.


6 posted on 02/23/2018 6:07:15 PM PST by stormhill
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To: odawg

7 posted on 02/23/2018 6:08:15 PM PST by moehoward
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To: Saint X
I went through the pictures in the article and majorly missing is the Marine Corps War Memorial in Washington. It reproduces the image while honouring the many battles marines have fought throughout their history.


8 posted on 02/23/2018 6:16:48 PM PST by xp38
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To: Saint X

One, possibly two Marines in that photo were misidentified.

The story about one as I recall ...and I think it was the Marine where you see his backside as the most prominent feature.

Anyway...the mother of the real participant spoke up not too long after the photo release.

“I’m telling you that’s my boy there, and not the one you say. That’s my boy’s backside, and I oughta know...sure did put a ton of diapers on it!”

Turns out her motherly instincts were correct, and things were fixed.


9 posted on 02/23/2018 6:18:01 PM PST by EMI_Guy ("You have to slow down to go fast." - Kenny Roberts)
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To: EMI_Guy

You are correct. One of them was actually Brian Williams.

Not many people know that.


10 posted on 02/23/2018 6:20:39 PM PST by PlateOfShrimp
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To: Saint X

“The Ballad Of Ira Hayes”

[CHORUS:]
Call him drunken Ira Hayes
He won’t answer anymore
Not the whiskey drinkin’ Indian
Nor the Marine that went to war

Gather round me people there’s a story I would tell
About a brave young Indian you should remember well
From the land of the Pima Indian
A proud and noble band
Who farmed the Phoenix valley in Arizona land

Down the ditches for a thousand years
The water grew Ira’s peoples’ crops
‘Till the white man stole the water rights
And the sparklin’ water stopped

Now Ira’s folks were hungry
And their land grew crops of weeds
When war came, Ira volunteered
And forgot the white man’s greed

[CHORUS:]
Call him drunken Ira Hayes
He won’t answer anymore
Not the whiskey drinkin’ Indian
Nor the Marine that went to war

There they battled up Iwo Jima’s hill,
Two hundred and fifty men
But only twenty-seven lived to walk back down again

And when the fight was over
And when Old Glory raised
Among the men who held it high
Was the Indian, Ira Hayes

[CHORUS:]
Call him drunken Ira Hayes
He won’t answer anymore
Not the whiskey drinkin’ Indian
Nor the Marine that went to war

Ira returned a hero
Celebrated through the land
He was wined and speeched and honored; Everybody shook his hand

But he was just a Pima Indian
No water, no crops, no chance
At home nobody cared what Ira’d done
And when did the Indians dance

[CHORUS:]
Call him drunken Ira Hayes
He won’t answer anymore
Not the whiskey drinkin’ Indian
Nor the Marine that went to war

Then Ira started drinkin’ hard;
Jail was often his home
They’d let him raise the flag and lower it
like you’d throw a dog a bone!

He died drunk one mornin’
Alone in the land he fought to save
Two inches of water in a lonely ditch
Was a grave for Ira Hayes

[CHORUS:]
Call him drunken Ira Hayes
He won’t answer anymore
Not the whiskey drinkin’ Indian
Nor the Marine that went to war

Yeah, call him drunken Ira Hayes
But his land is just as dry
And his ghost is lyin’ thirsty
In the ditch where Ira died

By Johnny Cash


Ira Hamilton Hayes was a Pima Native American and a United States Marine who was one of the six flag raisers immortalized in the iconic photograph of the flag raising on Iwo Jima during World War II. —Wikipedia


11 posted on 02/23/2018 6:20:53 PM PST by ETL (Obama-Hillary, REAL Russia collusion! Uranium-One Deal, Missile Defense, Nukes. See my FR page)
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To: PlateOfShrimp

Bravo, hilarious.


12 posted on 02/23/2018 6:23:08 PM PST by gibsonguy
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To: Saint X

Rosenthal had a better ‘delivery’ service than SGT Lou Lowery...

Lowery took the ORIGINAL photo and the 2nd one was ‘staged’.


13 posted on 02/23/2018 6:23:24 PM PST by xrmusn ((6/98)""Assume this is preceded by 'there is somebody somewhere who will say'")
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To: PlateOfShrimp

Richard Blumenthal Was one of the others people didn’t know that either.


14 posted on 02/23/2018 6:26:48 PM PST by gibsonguy
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To: gibsonguy

In Connecticut, we call him Dick.

Dick.


15 posted on 02/23/2018 6:27:59 PM PST by Daffynition (The New PTSD: PRESIDENT-Trump Stress Disorder - The LSN didn’t make Trump, so they can't break him)
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To: xrmusn

No the second one wasn’t “staged”. The first flag was taken down and the second larger flag was erected in it’s place.


16 posted on 02/23/2018 6:43:41 PM PST by pfflier
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To: xrmusn

Rosenthal’s photo wasn’t staged. The 1st flag raised on Suribachi was small; that flag was ordered to be replaced by a larger one.


17 posted on 02/23/2018 6:51:25 PM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: odawg

Click the link and read the US Naval Institute article.


18 posted on 02/23/2018 6:52:30 PM PST by iowamark
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To: PlateOfShrimp

“You are correct. One of them was actually Brian Williams.

Not many people know that.”

Was the other one John Kerry or Elizabeth Warren?


19 posted on 02/23/2018 6:55:34 PM PST by willk (everyone)
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To: PlateOfShrimp

Ol Brian is modest, he hasn’t taken credit for that one. Yet.


20 posted on 02/23/2018 6:57:01 PM PST by Newtoidaho (Proud member of Trump's army of online trolls)
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