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    REDDING, California (AP) -- Raymond Jacobs, believed to be the last surviving member of the group of Marines photographed during the original U.S. flag-raising on Iwo Jima during World War II, has died at age 82.


    The iconic image of U.S. Marines raising the flag on Mount Suribachi in February 1945.


    Jacobs died January 29 of natural causes at a Redding hospital, his daughter, Nancy Jacobs, told The Associated Press.

    Jacobs had spent his later years working to prove that he was the radio operator photographed looking up at an American flag as it was being raised by other Marines on Mount Suribachi on February 23, 1945.

    Newspaper accounts from the time show he was on the mountain during the initial raising of a smaller American flag, though he had returned to his unit by the time the more famous AP photograph was taken of a second flag-raising later the same day.

    The radioman's face isn't fully visible in the first photograph taken of the first flag-raising by Lou Lowery, a photographer for Leatherneck magazine, leading some veterans to question Jacobs' claim. However, other negatives from the same roll of film show the radioman is Jacobs, said retired Col. Walt Ford, editor of Leatherneck.

    "It's clearly a front-on face shot of Ray Jacobs," Ford said.

    Annette Amerman, a historian with the Marine Corps History Division, said in an e-mailed statement "there are many that believe" Jacobs was the radioman. "However, there are no official records produced at the time that can prove or refute Mr. Jacobs' location."

    Jacobs was honorably discharged in 1946. He was called up during the Korean conflict in 1951 before retiring as a sergeant, his daughter said.

    Jacobs retired in 1992 from KTVU-TV in Oakland, where he worked 34 years as a reporter, anchor and news director.
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    What a brave man. I wish there was some sort of memorial for him.







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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullwinkle View Post
    What a brave man. I wish there was some sort of memorial for him.

    While not him directly, there is a USMC war memorial based on their heroic actions. USMC War Memorial
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    Quote Originally Posted by InTheBeginning View Post
    While not him directly, there is a USMC war memorial based on their heroic actions. USMC War Memorial

    Amazing! I just wish for it and it comes true!
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    Cheers!

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    Does that work for beer?

    Such an amazing picture, it's too bad he had to prove to people that he was there.

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    Shame that people disbelieved his story though. The first flag raising was the real thing, captured as it happened anyway.

    The famous one, the second, was staged and directed by the photographer. Makes for a better image, but then again, it would, wouldn't it?

    Seems like a lot of pacific action in WW2 is overlooked by many historians because the numbers were smaller and it's overall importance in the war was probably less than say the European/ Asian theatre.

    Aside from Iwo Jima, you don't hear too much about this part of the war.

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    Quote Originally Posted by graeme View Post
    Aside from Iwo Jima, you don't hear too much about this part of the war.
    That is a European view of things graeme...here in the States when I was in school, the Battle of the Coral Sea, Midway, Guadalcanal, New Guinea, not to mention the Solomon Islands Campaign were required reading. We had tv shows and films dedicated to war heros like Audie Murphy and Pappy Boyington, and much print devoted to General Douglas Macarthur's actions in the Pacific.

    This history is sadly no longer taught in U.S. schools, and certainly has not been featured abroad. Yet this part of WW II has been documented quite well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by graeme View Post
    The famous one, the second, was staged and directed by the photographer. Makes for a better image, but then again, it would, wouldn't it?

    Joe Rosenthal, the photogragher of that 2nd photo, said several times over the years (before he died last year) that he didn't stage it. The three guys in the photo that survived the battle said the same thing. Lots of people over the years have claimed or at least thought it was staged though.
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