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Harold Keller, Iwo Jima flag-raiser

Posted by Dan Golden on October 24, 2019 in No Category
From February 1945 when he helped raise an American flag on Iwo Jima’s Mount Suribachi until he died in 1979 at age 57, Marine Cpl. Harold “Pie” Keller of Brooklyn, Iowa, never said a word about it.Kay Maurer of Clarance, Iowa, his daughter, said he rarely mentioned the war and never spoke about his role as one of six men who planted the flagstaff atop that mountain, becoming part AP photographer Joe Rosenthal’s iconic photo, the most famous image of World War II.Last week, more than 74 year... read more
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