Manchester NH Iwo Jima/Rene Gagnon Memorial
In honor of Rene Gagnon and all those from Manchester who answered their countries call.
PFC Rene A. Gagnon 2nd Bn. 28th Reg. 5th Marine Div.
"Don't glorify war... there is no glory in it"
Rene A. Gagnon
"On Iwo Jima uncommon valor was a common virtue."
Adm. Chester Nimitz
Following the bloody invasion of Iwo Jima and four days of savage combat on the island fortress six hundred miles from Japan, Five marines including Manchester's Rene Gagnon and a Navy corpsman, raised the stars and stripes and became part of the most famous photo of WWII.
Location. 42° 59.525′ N, 71° 27.612′ W. Marker is in Manchester, New Hampshire, in Hillsborough County. Marker is at the intersection of Chestnut Street and Amherst Street, on the right on Chestnut Street. Touch for map. Marker is located in what is called Victory Park. There are two markers in the memorial, a large rock and a smaller pillar. There is also a flag pole as part of
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Manchester NH Victory Park War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); City Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Manchester's First Green Roof (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brigadier General John Stark (approx. 0.2 miles away); Manchester NH General Pulaski Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Manchester Spanish-American War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Manchester NH War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Manchester NH Civil War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manchester.
Categories. • War, World II •
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