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SGT Henry Oliver Hansen

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SGT Henry Oliver Hansen Famous memorial

Birth
Somerville, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 1 Mar 1945 (aged 25)
Iwo Jima, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot Section O, Grave 392
Memorial ID 6789302 View Source

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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MASSACHUSETTS
SGT 23 MARINES 5 MARINE DIV
WORLD WAR II

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28th Marines (Regiment)

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Jerry Lee
  • Added: 20 Sep 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 6789302
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6789302/henry-oliver-hansen : accessed ), memorial page for SGT Henry Oliver Hansen (14 Dec 1919–1 Mar 1945), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6789302, citing National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .