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Richfield in Hennepin County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The First Flag Raised Over Iwo Jima

 
 
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By K. Linzmeier, June 19, 2013
1. The First Flag Raised Over Iwo Jima Marker
Inscription. On the morning of February 23, 1945, members of the 3rd Platoon, 28th Regiment, 5th Marine Division were given orders to climb and secure Mount Suribachi. Upon reaching the top, a Marine stood guard while the other Marines raised the first American Flag on Japanese soil. The ships' bells and whistles, and cheers from the U.S. troops rang out loud upon seeing the American Flag waving on the summit.

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
 
Location. 44° 53.174′ N, 93° 16.013′ W. Marker is in Richfield, Minnesota, in Hennepin County. Marker can be reached from Portland Avenue south of East 64th Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at the Honoring All Veterans
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By K. Linzmeier, June 19, 2013
2. Marker and Sculpture
The Honoring All Veterans Memorial
Memorial in Veterans Memorial Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6529 Portland Avenue South, Minneapolis MN 55423, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 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); The Crash of Flight 307 (approx. 2.1 miles away); 1st Infantry Division (approx. 2.6 miles away); Rodney J. Putz (approx. 2.7 miles away); Minnehaha Depot (approx. 3.3 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.) 
 
Categories. War, World II
 
The Honoring All Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 19, 2013
3. The Honoring All Veterans Memorial
Veterans Memorial Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 21, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 329 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 21, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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