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Frank Brault | all galleries >> Connecticut >> IWO JIMA Memorial > SGT. Michael Strank, USMC
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SGT. Michael Strank, USMC
Frank Brault

SGT. Michael Strank, USMC

Newington/New Britain Town Line , CT USA

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"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.

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bill friedlander31-May-2011 15:15
Great close-up. Excellent details and textures. Always moving to see this memorial. V
Yvonne26-Mar-2011 11:24
Wonderful sculpture & great close up Frank!
Janice Dunn26-Mar-2011 07:17
Excellent sculpture - touching story about it too
Brett Corbin26-Mar-2011 07:00
A lot of feeling here.
Cindi Smith26-Mar-2011 03:04
I can feel the urgency! The determination! Love this piece of the statue. V
susan hiatt26-Mar-2011 02:50
Jean D26-Mar-2011 00:57
Excellent close up, Frank. Thanks for sharing.
Stephanie26-Mar-2011 00:07
Very nice side view of this soldiers face! :)
carol j. phipps25-Mar-2011 22:48
Powerful scope to this composition!
j>a>e>17 :):):)25-Mar-2011 21:09
reaching out HOPING to AWEwaken ALLL that PEACE IS WAY BETTTER than ALLL WAR!!!! :):):):)
Marielou Dhumez25-Mar-2011 21:06
you have here a great serie !
larose forest photos25-Mar-2011 20:25
Superb image!
LynnH25-Mar-2011 16:47
Nice view of the hands and the little details!