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Sgt Michael Strank

 
 
Sgt Michael Strank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 17, 2014
1. Sgt Michael Strank Marker
Inscription. A Marine, he was the oldest and highest ranking of the six men who took part in the famous raising of the U.S. flag on Iwo Jima, Feb. 23, 1945. This scene, photographed by Joe Rosenthal of the Associated Press, was later used in the Marine Corps War Memorial at Arlington. Born Nov. 10, 1919, in Czechoslovakia, Strank grew up in Franklin Borough. Killed in action March 1, 1945, he was reinterred 1949 in Arlington Cemetery.
 
Erected 1986 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 20.569′ N, 78° 53.048′ W. Marker is in East Conemaugh, Pennsylvania, in Cambria County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Pennsylvania Route 3029, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Click for map. Located at the Liberty VFD. Marker is in this post office area: Johnstown PA 15909, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. John Cathedral (approx. 2 miles away); Sgt. John T. Boxler (approx. 2.1 miles away); Greater Johnstown Flood Victims (approx. 2.1 miles away); Johnstown Veterans and War Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away);
Sgt Michael Strank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 17, 2014
2. Sgt Michael Strank Marker
The Grand Army of the Republic Hall (approx. 2.1 miles away); Cambria Iron Company Office (approx. 2.2 miles away); Joseph Johns (approx. 2.2 miles away); Central Park (approx. 2.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Arlington Cemetery article on Michael Strank. (Submitted on June 17, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Michael Strank at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on June 21, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
3. Sgt. Michael Strank Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on June 24, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Sgt Michael Strank image. Click for full size.
United States Marine Corps
3. Sgt Michael Strank
United States Marine Corps photo
Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima image. Click for full size.
By Joe Rosenthal, February 23, 1945
4. Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima
Pulitzer Prize winning photograph of the Marines raising the flag on Iwo Jima
Outlines and names of Marines raising the flag image. Click for full size.
By N/a
5. Outlines and names of Marines raising the flag
Local War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 17, 2014
6. Local War Memorial
Next to the marker
Inscription

With eternal gratitude to all those who served our country "Lest We Forget" in memory of our fallen

SSG Michael P Bankovsky USA 1944-France CPL John J Grabowsky USA 1944-France CAPT Michael Herko Jr USA 1950-Korea PFC John C Jastrzebski USA 1944-Belgium SP4 Louis J Kelley USA 1969-S Vietnam YEO3C Charles Kuzmiak USA 1945-S Pacific 1LT John C Mastovich USA 1944-France PFC Peter Mraunac USA 1944-France PFC Edwin C Phillips USA 1944-Phillipines PFC George V Potts USA 1943-Aleutian Isl SGT Michael Strank USMC 1945-Iwo Jima
Unknown Fallen 1868-1993
Presented and dedicated by the residents of Franklin Borough
August 17, 1993
Doughboy Statue image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 17, 2014
7. Doughboy Statue
With flag holders representing conflicts and wars associated with the US.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 328 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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