Iwo Jima Flag Raisers
In fall 2006, Iwo Jima flag raiser Cpl. Chuck Lindberg, along with his fellow heroes of the 3rd Platoon, E-Company, 28th Marines, who fought in the battle for Mt. Suribachi, reunited in Washington D.C. during the Veteran's Day weekend. Their platoon is believed to be the most decorated platoon in Marine Corps history for a single engagement.

During their reunion, they signed our "Iwo Jima, the First Flag" prints, attended the Marine Corps birthday ball at Quantico, attended the opening of the National Museum of the Marine Corps, the Veteran's Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, and breakfast at the White House with President Bush.

Above: The signers of "Iwo Jima, the First Flag" at the World War II Memorial on Veteran's Day. All are were members of the legendary 3rd Platoon, Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 28th Marines, commanded by Lt. Keith Wells. L-R: John Scheperle, James Rigney, Richard Wheeler, Chuck Lindberg, Keith Wells, Kenneth Espenes, and William Wayne.

Special thanks to Richard Sallee and the Honorable Rick Perry, Governor of Texas, for making this reunion possible.

ARRIVAL DAY

 

USMC MUSEUM DEDICATION

 

USMC BIRTHDAY BALL

 

BREAKFAST AT THE WHITE HOUSE

 

VETERAN'S DAY AT ARLINGTON CEMETARY


THE WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL

 

DEPARTING AFTER A WONDERFUL REUNION!