Elizaville in Fleming County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Iwo Jima Hero
PFC Franklin Runyon Sousley USMCR. One of six of 28th Reg. 5th Marine Div. who raised flag on Suribachi 23 Feb. 1945. Immortalized in Joe Rosenthal's famed AP photograph. Sousley born Fleming County, 1925. Joined Marines, Jan. 1944. Landed on Iwo Jima 19 Feb. 1945, survived Suribachi, but killed month later. Reinterred, 1948, on hillside S.E. Purple Heart, 3 other medals. Over.
(Etching of men raising flag on Suribachi. Caption under photograph reads:)
Uncommon valor was a common virtue.
Erected 1965 by the Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 855.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Military • Patriots & Patriotism • War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1945.
Location. 38° 24.947′ N, 83° 49.609′ W. Marker is in Elizaville, Kentucky, in Fleming County. Marker Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 53 Hilltop Road, Ewing KY 41039, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Private Ambers Sapp (within shouting distance of this marker); Michael Cassidy (1755-1829) (approx. 3.2 miles away); Stockton's Station (approx. 4.8 miles away); Birthplace of Herman Chittison / Accomplished Jazz Pianist (approx. 5 miles away); Old Tobacco Plug Factory (approx. 5.1 miles away); Fleming Hotel (approx. 5.1 miles away); James J. Andrews (approx. 5.1 miles away); Fleming County (approx. 5.1 miles away).
Also see . . . Wikipedia article on Franklin Sousley. (Submitted on May 20, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 20, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 446 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on May 20, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.