Lindberg said his commander ordered the flag replaced and safeguarded because he worried someone would take it as a souvenir, the New York Times said in his obituary. “Mr. Lindberg was back in combat when six men raised the second, larger flag, about four hours later,” he said.
That’s when Joe Rosenthal got the money shot for the Associated Press.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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