All That for a Flag; Navy Officer who Provided Iwo Jima Flag Dies at 90


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Navy Lieutenant Alan Wood, Communications Officer aboard LST 779, the man who provided the second and larger Iwo Jima flag raised by the patrol of 28th Marines in the war’s most iconic image, has passed away at 90.

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Semper Fidelis, Lieutenant Wood.   You may report into the growing formation of heroes mustering on the fantail above.

 

 

 

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2 responses to “All That for a Flag; Navy Officer who Provided Iwo Jima Flag Dies at 90

  1. NaCly Dog

    Now muster LT Wood in Fiddler’s Green. Sailor; secure engines, and commence liberty call.

  2. scottthebadger

    Sideboys to the Pearly Gates to welcome LT ALAN WOOD, USN.