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SGT Henry Oliver Hansen

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SGT Henry Oliver Hansen

  • Birth 14 Dec 1919 Somerville, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 1 Mar 1945 Iwo Jima, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
  • Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
  • Plot Section O, Grave 392
  • Memorial ID 6789302

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.


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  • Originally Created by: Jerry Lee
  • Added: 20 Sep 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6789302
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SGT Henry Oliver Hansen (14 Dec 1919–1 Mar 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6789302, citing National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .