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Iwo Jima - CPL. Rene Gagnon, USMCR
Frank Brault

Iwo Jima - CPL. Rene Gagnon, USMCR

Newington/New Britain Town Line , 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.
1/110s f/5.6 at 42.6mm iso100, Raw full exif

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bill friedlander02-May-2011 20:33
Great angle to capture the grim expression of the soldier. Excellent light and details. V
LynnH24-Mar-2011 12:23
Very nice tight crop and Pov in this! V
Yvonne24-Mar-2011 10:13
A wonderful angle you captured Frank!
Cindi Smith24-Mar-2011 03:46
The artist did a fabulous job on this monument. Amazing capture once more!:)
j>a>e>17 :):):)24-Mar-2011 01:43
poetic & poignant portrait O'AWEmazing eyes o'far~out frank!!!! :):):):)
Brett Corbin24-Mar-2011 00:06
An intense expression on his face.
Stephanie23-Mar-2011 23:23
Gritty and excellent!