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P.F.C. Franklin R. Sousley, USMCR
18-MAR-2011 Frank Brault

P.F.C. Franklin R. Sousley, USMCR

Newington/New Britain, CT USA

For the web site for the Monument click here: http://www.sosiwojima.com
For information on each flag raiser click here: http://www.iwojima.com/raising/raisingc.htm

"The US National Iwo Jima Memorial is located on Ella Grasso Boulevard, near the New Britain/Newington town line in Connecticut. It was erected by the Iwo Jima Survivors Association, Inc. of Newington, Connecticut. It was dedicated on February 23, 1995 on the 50th anniversary of the historic flag raising on Iwo Jima. It is dedicated to the memory of the 6,821 US servicemen who gave their lives at Iwo Jima. Inscribed on the base are the names of the 100 men from Connecticut who gave their lives in the battle." (Wikipedia). I understand that this sculpture was created based on the original photograph of the second flag raising, not the Washington DC statue. The rocks, at the feet of the men raising the flag, are from the sight of the original flag raising at MT. SURIBACHI, IWO JIMA.

Nikon Coolpix P7000 ,Best at original size.
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bill friedlander02-May-2011 20:35
Great composition showing the hands that raised the flag. V
Yiannis Pavlis26-Mar-2011 03:42
A wonderful close up Frank!V
Yvonne23-Mar-2011 10:06
Superb detail & great against the blue sky!
Knox O23-Mar-2011 04:36
a most excellent scene/entry.
Cindi Smith23-Mar-2011 04:03
Totally awesome!!!!! This stuff just makes me want to get up and salute! V
larose forest photos23-Mar-2011 00:49
Another excellent shot from this statue.
Stephanie22-Mar-2011 23:03
Super capture; the face is so intense! :)
Brett Corbin22-Mar-2011 20:42
A lot of emotion.
laine22-Mar-2011 17:30
Another great statue, Frank...a moving memorial