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President Franklin Roosevelt being presented with a Japanese flag captured by US Marines on Makin Island by Marine Corps Commandant LtGen Thomas Holcomb, White House, Washington DC, 17 Sep 1942.Vice Admiral Frank Jack Fletcher, commander of Task Force 61 in support of the Guadalcanal landings, aboard his flagship USS Saratoga, 17 Sep 1942. Photo 1 of 2.
President Franklin Roosevelt being presented with a Japanese flag captured by US Marines on Makin Island by Marine Corps Commandant LtGen Thomas Holcomb, White House, Washington DC, 17 Sep 1942.Vice Admiral Frank Jack Fletcher, commander of Task Force 61 in support of the Guadalcanal landings, aboard his flagship USS Saratoga, 17 Sep 1942. Photo 1 of 2.
Vice Admiral Frank Jack Fletcher, commander of Task Force 61 in support of the Guadalcanal landings, aboard his flagship USS Saratoga, 17 Sep 1942. Photo 2 of 2.
Vice Admiral Frank Jack Fletcher, commander of Task Force 61 in support of the Guadalcanal landings, aboard his flagship USS Saratoga, 17 Sep 1942. Photo 2 of 2.


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"The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next 500 years."

James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy, 23 Feb 1945


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