_____________________________________________________Feb. 23, 1945
OLD GLORY GOES UP OVER IWO
NEWS OF THE WAR
Mont Suribachi has now fallen to the hands of the U.S. Marines, but at a great cost -- The Marines suffered a mortifying 26,000 casualties, killed or wounded. The Japanese defenders, however, lost 21,000, a small amount when considering the American boys, the attackers, suffered more losses. May God be with these brave warriors' souls.
Interview with Joe Rosenthal, photographer
Joe Rosenthal, the photographer for the now-famous photograph of the Iwo Jima flagraising, humbly said to The Formal News Thingy of Stuff's reporters that "To get that flag up there, America’s fighting men had to die on that island and on other islands and off the shores and in the air. What difference does it make who took the picture? I took it, but the Marines took Iwo Jima."