Joe Rosenthal passes on

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  1. WarEaglemtn

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    Photog who shot Iwo Jima flag-raising dies
    Joe Rosenthal won Pulitzer for iconic war image

    Monday, August 21, 2006; Posted: 4:06 a.m. EDT (08:06 GMT)

    Rosenthal's historic photo: Iwo Jima, Feb. 23, 1945.
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    Photographer Joe Rosenthal, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his immortal image of six World War II servicemen raising an American flag over battle-scarred Iwo Jima, died Sunday. He was 94.

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2006/08/21/state/n084819D14.DTL

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    US Library of Congress record of the Iwo Jima photo.
     
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    And so goes another....RIP, thoughts go out to his family
     
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    My dad was there on Iwo Jima. The photo was one of the most symbolic images in history during one of the most deadly combat missions in WWII. Every time I see it or the the monument in Washington DC which is so powerful, I can't help thinking of Ira Hayes and the other men.
     

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    On my visit to DC from England, the monument was one of the places I wouldn't have missed, having been introduced to the scene on a US postage stamp at a very young age and seen it reproduced many times thereafter. If only we could all leave behind us images that powerful.

    Steve