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SGT Henry Oliver Hansen
Birth: Dec. 14, 1919
Somerville
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Mar. 1, 1945
Iwo Jima
Tokyo Metropolis, Japan

United States Marine Corps Sergeant. One of the six Marines who raised the first American flag on Mount Surabachi on Iwo Jima, February 23, 1945 and photographed by Lou Lowery. The first flag was later replaced with the second flag raising made famous in the photograph taken by Joe Rosenthal of the Associated Press. Sergeant Hansen was killed in action on March 1 1945. 
 
Burial:
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Plot: Section O, Grave 392
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Jerry Lee
Record added: Sep 20, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6789302
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- Little_Storm
 Added: May. 28, 2016
Lifting you and your loved ones in prayer this day. In remembering we do not forget.I visited your grave at the punch bowl while assigned to K-BAY, and take the time to write this memorial thought. It is true that the greatest characters we have known thr...(Read more)
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 Added: May. 4, 2016

- LawBaby
 Added: Mar. 1, 2016
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