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Joe Rosenthal

  • Birth 9 Oct 1911 Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Death 20 Aug 2006 Novato, Marin County, California, USA
  • Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered, Specifically: Scattered in the San Francisco Bay area.
  • Memorial ID 15449435

Photographer. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his 1945 picture of the World War II flag-raising during the Battle of Iwo Jima, depicting one of the war's great moments of five Marines and a Navy corpsman struggling to raise a flag on top Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima. The image became a symbol of the spirit of the Marine Corps. The photo later became the inspiration for a bronze Marine Corps Memorial in Arlington, Virginia.

Bio by: Elizabeth Reed


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Elizabeth Reed
  • Added: 21 Aug 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15449435
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joe Rosenthal (9 Oct 1911–20 Aug 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15449435, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered, who reports a Scattered in the San Francisco Bay area..