Sunday, March 1, 2015

March 1st, 1945

One of the six men in Rosenthal's famous photo was killed by mortar fire on March 1st, 1945. Cpl. Harlon Block never saw the picture, never knew anything about the iconic photograph. He died leading a squad during an attack on Nishi Ridge.

The battle for the island was already three days past the one week estimate made before the landing.

1 comment:

Goober said...

I wonder if he would have been the man to cure cancer, if his life had not been so heroically wasted as a result of Japanese dick measuring?

Sons of bitches...