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US Marines posing with the second flag atop Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima, Japan, 23 Feb 1945

Caption     US Marines posing with the second flag atop Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima, Japan, 23 Feb 1945 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Marine Corps
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Photos on Same Day 23 Feb 1945
Photos at Same Place Iwo Jima, Japan
Added By C. Peter Chen

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1. Commenter identity confirmed C. Peter Chen says:
1 Sep 2014 07:03:41 AM

Left to right: Ira Hayes, unidentified, Harold Schrier, Franklin Sousley, Michael Strank, John Bradley, Garrett, Graydon Dyce, Snyder, Henry O. Hansen, Ward, Solsak, Schultz, Keller, Thomas Hermanek, J. T. Schmitt, R. H. Larson
2. ROBERT says:
23 Jun 2016 12:36:54 PM

If this is the outfit that put the 2nd flag up look a the M-1 CARBINES they (do not )have BAYONET LUGS on them.

So the Statue at ARLINGTON VA is wrong because the have BAYONET LUGS on the M-1 CARBINES .
3. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
23 Jun 2016 06:05:48 PM

The error of the bayonet lugs on the rifles in the Marine Corps Memorial has been well known since shortly after the monument was unveiled in 1954. After the contract was approved in 1951, the sculptor, Felix de Weldon, asked the Marine Corps for proper equipment so he could faithfully recreate it and the Marine Corps provided him with a 1950s carbine, complete with bayonet lug. The Marine Corps has long acknowledged that this was their error and not the sculptor’s.
4. Russ says:
3 Jun 2017 10:27:44 AM

Why the knit picking? The fourth marine from left/rear is brandishing a rifle with a bayonet, is he not?
5. Robert says:
5 Aug 2018 07:02:16 PM

Pictured from right to left Harlon Block from Weslaco, TX., unidentified, unidentified, Noe SanMiguel from Harlingen TX.

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