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World War II vet who provided flag on Iwo Jima dead at 90

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  1. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    World War II vet who provided flag on Iwo Jima dead at 90

    Published April 28, 2013
    Associated Press
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      FILE: US Marines raise American flag on Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima. (AP)
    LOS ANGELES – A World War II veteran who provided the flag in the famous flag-raising on Iwo Jima has died. Alan Wood was 90.
    Wood's son, Steven, says his father died April 18 of natural causes at his Sierra Madre home.
    Wood was in charge of communications on a landing ship on Iwo Jima's shores when a Marine asked him for the biggest flag that he could find. Wood handed him a flag he had found in Pearl Harbor.


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  2. corsair

    corsair Guest

    R.I.P. Lieutenant Wood
    Semper Fidelis
     
  3. LGriffin

    LGriffin Always Watching

    Rest in peace, Lieutenant Wood.
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