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    Default Iwo Jima Flag Raising, a new "Controversy"?

    We've all seen the photo. Five Marines and a Navy Corpman raising the US flag on Mt. Suribachi on the Isle of Iwo Jima. Well now there's a new controversy surrounding the event.

    Fascinating story. To summarize:

    A couple of amateur historians believe that one of the marines in the Iwo Jima flag raising photo has been mis-identified for near 70 years. Their findings are based on examinations of several photos taken that day of the marines on Mt. Suribachi. Their evidence is interesting and even compelling. There's problems with the premise tho. They believe that the soldier in the photo that was mis-identified was navy corpsman John Bradley. According to them, it is a marine in the photo, not Bradley.

    Bradley's son, James Bradley, wrote a book, Flag of our Fathers, (I read it) about the battle of Iwo Jima and the flag raising. The book was the basis for the Clint Eastwood-directed movie of 2006. Bradley, obviously, isn't buying the new theory. John Bradley who passed in 1994, was a very reluctant "hero". But he always said it was him in the photo.

    I don't know if I buy the whole thing just yet, but the link is a very interesting read.

    Original story:

    http://dataomaha.com/media/news/2014/iwo-jima/

    Another link. Shorter, but good read:

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014...ry-hold-a-lie/
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    Interesting.

    Isn't there a Linker with a connection to that flag raising?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleCrappy View Post
    Isn't there a Linker with a connection to that flag raising?
    ???
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    Just fucking leave it alone. It's an already not-to-great era of American history. And human civilization.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwood P. View Post
    ???
    I thought someone mentioned it a couple of years ago on the anniversary. Had a grandad or great uncle or someone who was in that picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuddman5150 View Post
    Just fucking leave it alone. It's an already not-to-great era of American history. And human civilization.
    No denigrating going on here. I'm certainly not Motherloading.
    Really I have to side with Bradley. But I found the story interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleCrappy View Post
    I thought someone mentioned it a couple of years ago on the anniversary. Had a grandad or great uncle or someone who was in that picture.
    Wow. No, I dont remember that.
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    http://www.vhlinks.com/vbforums/showthread.php?t=60516

    Item no. 10 of the first post.

    The first flag so he may not have been in the picture itself, I guess.
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    Cool! Yes there were 2 flag raisings. The second was the (more) famous one.
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    So many more heroes besides the ones in the flag raising. They are all heroes. My dad lost about half his friends one guy no body was ever found. That's why we are all not speaking German or Japanese now or enslaved or exterminated.
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    Absolutely. Doesn't change anything.
    John Bradley himself said the real heroes of Iwo were the ones who didn't make it home.

    Today's paper:

    http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/05/04...ydppwT0siwOoo-
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