Richfield in Hennepin County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The First Flag Raised Over Iwo Jima
The centerpiece of this memorial is the flag of the United States of America, flying above a bronze bust of Cpl. Charles (Chuck) W. Lindberg, in his Marine flamethrower gear, atop a 10-ton taconite rock from Eveleth, MN. Chuck was the longest-living member of the flag-raising platoon and lived here in Richfield for over 50 years after the war. Chuck wanted this memorial to accurately honor the men of the first flag raising atop Mount Suribachi. Chuck passed away on June 24, 2007, with just a vision of what this memorial would become.
Sculpture of Charles (Chuck) W. Lindberg: Jeff Barber
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II. A significant historical date for this entry is February 23, 1755.
Location. 44° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6529 Portland Avenue South, Minneapolis MN 55423, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Honoring All Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); World War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); PFC. Jimmy Berray (approx. 1.2 miles away); Richfield Pioneer Homestead (approx. 1.2 miles away); Original Millstone from the Washburn-Crosby Flour Mill (approx. 1.8 miles away); Bicycle Paths (approx. 2 miles away); The Crash of Flight 307 (approx. 2.1 miles away); Playgrounds (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richfield.
Also see . . .
1. Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on April 21, 2014.)
2. Charles W. Lindberg. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on April 21, 2014.)
3. Charles W. Lindberg. Find A Grave memorial. (Submitted on April 21, 2014.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 21, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 529 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 21, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.