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deadparrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:15 PM
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AP lensman who shot Iwo Jima photo dies
SAN FRANCISCO - Joe Rosenthal, The Associated Press photographer who won a Pulitzer Prize for his immortal image of World War II servicemen raising an American flag over battle-scarred Iwo Jima, has died. He was 94.

Rosenthal died Sunday of natural causes at an assisted living facility in suburban Novato, said his daughter, Anne Rosenthal.

"He was a good and honest man, he had real integrity," she said.

Rosenthal's iconic photo, shot on Feb. 23, 1945, became the model for the Iwo Jima Memorial near Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. The memorial, dedicated in 1954 and known officially as the Marine Corps War Memorial, commemorates the Marines who died taking the Pacific island in World War II.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060821/ap_on_re_us/obit_ro...
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:17 PM
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1. Didn't he have to restage that photo, as he'd missed it the first
time?
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shain from kane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:21 PM
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3. Ira Hayes blinked the first time.
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:22 PM
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4. No, but his photo was of the second flag raising
read the link for more details.
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flyingfysh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:24 PM
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5. the *famous* photo wasn't staged
What happened was that when people asked him if the picture was posed, he had an entirely different picture in mind, with several people standing in front of the flagpole, facing the photographer. He was referring to that one.

He had no idea that he had captured such a dramatic picture until he saw it later. The famous picture was captured accidentally.
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nsd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:26 PM
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6. It was the second flag raised, but he didn't stage it.
The article explains that a small flag had been planted at first, but it was deemed too small and so they replaced it with a larger one. The AP photographer captured this second flag raising, but he didn't arrange for them to do it. A Marine sergeant also captured the second raising on film.

I think there's also a photograph of that first flag raising in existence, but it's not as famous as this second one.

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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:19 PM
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2. Let us not forget
and God Bless the Man for his service, but let's not forget there was a NAVY Corpsman in that picture. Two cents worth from an old salt being anally retentive on a rainy Monday afternoon.

Thank you Mr Rosenthal for an incredible photo and God Rest your Soul.
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brentspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:18 PM
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7. "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of All Who Threaten It."
:patriot:
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BrotherBuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:26 PM
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8. And let's not forget - three of those men never left the island alive...
Of his surviving companions, Ira Hayes, a Pima Indian, returned to Arizona and a life of drinking, drifting and working at odd jobs, and died at 32, frozen to death of exposure and alcohol abuse, almost 10 years to the day after he helped raise the flag. He was horrified by being treated as a hero when his buddies, who he considered the real heroes, were buried back on Iwo Jima. Rene Gagnon, the Corpsman, returned to New Hampshire and died bitter and disappointed and troubled by alcohol abuse throughout his life, and once said being a war hero was a blessing and a curse. Bradley, the winner of the Navy Cross, seldom mentioned the war, insisting undramatically that Iwo Jima had no heroes but the dead.

War is HELL!
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:48 PM
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9. They couldn't run the photo?
So sue me.



:headbang:
rocknation
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Monkeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:38 PM
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10. A War for frredom RIP
Now that war had to be fought not this one
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theanarch Donating Member (523 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:08 PM
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11. if making it to 94 is the new standard for...
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 11:09 PM by theanarch
...'only the good die young', then i guess the assholes who filmed the staged razing of the Hussein statue will live to be about 300 or so. My, how the once-mighty ethics of the profession have fallen. Although, to be fair, the famous photo of McArthur returning to the Phillipines was staged, several times at several beaches (according to Wm. Manchester's "American Caeser"). Joe R., RIP.
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