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Michael Strank

Michael Strank was a United States Marine Corps sergeant and flag raiser who was killed in action on March 1, 1945 during World War II. He was photographed raising the American flag and flagstaff atop Mount Suribachi with five other servicemen before he was killed on the island during the Battle of Iwo Jima. On February 23, 1945, Strank was given the order to climp up Mt. Suribachi and lay telephone wire to the top with three members of his rifle squad; Corporal Har...

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