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Joe Rosenthal (1911-2006) has died at age 95.

Obituaries Joe Rosenthal dead at 95 Photographer Pulitzer Prize winner Iwo Jima WWII photo

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#1 emsparks

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Posted 21 August 2006 - 05:19 AM

wikipedia artical
CNN Artical

I am not a Marine, so I will leave the tribute to members of the corp., past and present.
It was then said at the time that his photograph “insured the existence of the corp. for the next 500 years.” Seldom has one photograph at once had so much effect while being so emblematic of such uncommon valor.

:welldone: Well done; Mr. Rosenthal, say hello to Ernie Pyle for us…

wikipedia arftical on Ernie_Pyle

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Posted 21 August 2006 - 05:49 AM

This is so sad to hear!

Rest in Peace Sir!

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Posted 21 August 2006 - 11:57 AM

My veterans club does a reenactment for the community every Veterans Day.  Thrilling!   :)  

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Posted 21 August 2006 - 12:26 PM

Wow! He lived in my town and I didn't even know it! :(
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Posted 21 August 2006 - 02:02 PM

View PostRhea, on Aug 21 2006, 10:26 AM, said:

Wow! He lived in my town and I didn't even know it! :(
I noticed that.
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"Give a man a gun and he can rob a bank, give a man a bank and he can rob the world." Can anyone tell me who I am quoting?  I found this with no attribution.

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Posted 21 August 2006 - 02:30 PM

back when I was about nine, that photo with that hill and that flag was one of the earliest images and impressions I had of the second world war, and I didn't have first hand accounts like from a daddy or uncle because they were about nine on VJ day, so .......................... that flag and other questions put me into books, that second great war began my reading skills and embarked me upon a lifetime of reading and model building (only back then as a kid, I'm not in the league of this air force pilot guy you see around building those wonderful star trek models ) on world war two; ........... I spent all my teen years, besides baseball and school and traveling, reading and learning and digging and delving into the RAF and the Big red one, and the marines and troops hitting Okinawa and Battle of the Bulge and Monty and Patton and all that: but that photo right there kicked me off on it, when you're nine and you see a photo it can go in and then go out, or it can stay and get you diggin in deep ...... so that guy can know that many of us really 'got' his photo :D

I still yet have to read that new book, honour the flag or whatever it's called, and the new movie which I'll see even Though I'm not Keen on the star of it, it's Franco isn't it? from Spiderman? or is he Flyboys? or is he both?

but I will read that book, library has five of em, I can get one, not only tells that week on Iwo but what happened to them after. :(
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Posted 21 August 2006 - 03:54 PM

He was a great newspaperman. He was with the San Francisco Chronicle for many years.

He said he got the shot by accident. He wasn't going to go up there, then he changed his mind, saw that they were putting up another, larger flag, and got lucky. Modest, too. That's arguably the most famous Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph ever.

Edited by Rhea, 21 August 2006 - 03:56 PM.

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