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The Incredible Story Behind the Iwo Jima Photo Discovery | Military.com

The Incredible Story Behind the Iwo Jima Photo Discovery | Military.com

What does it take to set straight an iconic piece of American history? For retired Marine Lt. Col. Matt Morgan, it was years of research and dogged forensic analysis.

The Marine Corps made national headlines this week when officials announced that one of the men in perhaps the most iconic photograph of Marines in World War II had been misidentified for decades. A 1945 photograph by Associated Press journalist Joe Rosenthal of six Marines raising a flag on Mt. Suribachi — an image that Navy Secretary James Forrestal famously said would ensure the Corps’ survival for another 500 years…

Source: The Incredible Story Behind the Iwo Jima Photo Discovery | Military.com