The Battle of Iwo Jima was a major battle in which the United States #Marine Corps landed on and eventually captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II.
Joe Rosenthal’s Pulitzer Prize winning AP photo of the Feb. 23, 1945 flag raising on Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, was originally misidentified by military sources. Originally identified, from left, in this vintage graphic: Pfc. Franklin R. Sousley; Pfc. Ira Hayes; Sgt. Michael Strank; Pharmacist’s Mate 2nd Class John H. Bradley; Pfc. Rene A. Gagnon; Sgt. Henry O. Hansen. The Marine at far right was later correctly identified as Cpl. Harlon Block, not Hansen.
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During the American Revolution, the Continental Congress passes a resolution stating, “two Battalions of Marines be raised” for Infantry force capable of fighting for independence both at sea and on shore. Two battalions of Continental Marines were formed and now observed as the birth date November 10,1775 that took place in Philadelphia. The United States Marine Corp has the world’s respect as an elite and reliable fighting unit where ever put into combat. Please join us in wishing the Corps a Happy Birthday!!!!