All were Marines except for Bradley, who was a Navy corpsman. Harold Schultz, of Detroit. Their findings were confirmed by a board that was formed by the Marines and was aided by FBI investigators. Foley was also one of the historians who noted the previous mistaken identity. The Marines noted that Gagnon played a significant role that day.
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After an initial flag raising, he was responsible for bringing the second, larger flag to the mountaintop, which is the flag depicted in the photo, and returning the first flag for safekeeping. Marines correct ID of second man who raised flag at Iwo Jima.
Marines of the 28th Regiment, 5th Division, raise the American flag atop Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, Japan. The Marines said Thursday that after questions were raised by private historians who studied photos and films, it determined that Cpl.
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Keller was among the six men who raised the flag. The Marines say Pfc. Rene Gagnon had helped in the effort but for decades was mistakenly identified by the Marines as one of the flag-raisers.
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