Iwo Jima Hero

Iwo Jima Hero (HM1KM4)

Location: Ewing, KY 41039 Fleming County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 24.947', W 83° 49.609'

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PFC Franklin Runyon Sousley USMCR. One of six of 28th Reg. 5th Marine Div. who raised flag on Suribachi 23 Feb. 1945. Immortalized in Joe Rosenthal's famed AP photograph. Sousley born Fleming County, 1925. Joined Marines, Jan. 1944. Landed on Iwo Jima 19 Feb. 1945, survived Suribachi, but killed month later. Reinterred, 1948, on hillside S.E. Purple Heart, 3 other medals. Over.

(Reverse) Photograph of men raising flag on Suribachi. Caption under photograph reads: Uncommon valor was a common virtue.

(Photograph of men raising flag on Suribachi. Caption under photograph reads:)
Uncommon valor was a common virtue.
HM NumberHM1KM4
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Historical Period20th Century, WW II
Historical PlaceCemetery, Memorial
Marker TypeMemorial
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleCommemmorative Marker
Marker Number0855
Year Placed1965
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 10:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
Location DescriptionElizaville Cemetery, Flemingsburg
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 253197 N 4255733
Decimal Degrees38.41578333, -83.82681667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 24.947', W 83° 49.609'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 24' 56.8200" N, 83° 49' 36.5400" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)606
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 210 Hilltop Rd, Ewing KY 41039, US
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