First flag raising at Iwo Jima

0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 8,845 ✭✭✭✭✭
It was announced recently, that a Salish Indian was identified among the 6 men who raised the FIRST flag on Iwo Jima.
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/08/24/us-heroes-in-another-iwo-jima-photo-were-misidentified-marine-corps-announces.html

PFC Radioman Louis Charlo, a Salish Indian, E Company, 2nd Battalion, 28th Regiment, US 5th Marines was identified as one of the men raising the first flag on Iwo Jima.
Charlo died about two weeks after the flag raising when he was shot while trying to rescue a fellow Marine.

As a Salish-Kootenai Indian, it makes me proud to see that not only were the Salish involved, but this man was a true hero.

I know this may not seem like much to some folks, but it's hard to explain the pride it gives me.
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Comments

  • 90+_Irishman90+_Irishman Loveland, COPosts: 12,440 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Very neat stuff Tony, thank you for sharing something so special and personal. I am very proud to call you my friend and am honored you would share something so neat and dear to you!

    Thank you,
    Brett
    "When walking in open territory bother no one. If someone bothers you, ask them to stop. If they do not stop, destroy them."
  • First_WarriorFirst_Warrior N.C. MountainsPosts: 1,894 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Semper Fidelis Tony.
    The Native Peoples of the Americas gave tobacco to the world.
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