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    Remembering Greeley: The Marine who carried his flag to Iwo Jima [Image 5 of 7]

    Remembering Greeley: The Marine who carried his flag to Iwo Jima



    Photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder  

    Marine Corps Recruiting Station Seattle

    Greeley Wells Jr., the son of U.S. Marine veteran 1st Lt. George Greeley Wells, displays a challenge coin and letter he received on behalf of 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James Amos following a memorial service for his father in Bellevue, Washington, Oct. 25, 2014. Greeley served as the adjutant of 2nd Battalion, 28th Marine Regiment, 5th Marine Division, during World War II’s famed Battle of Iwo Jima. He carried the first flag that was raised on Mt. Suribachi, a moment later captured by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal in the war’s most famous photo. In the 1990s and early 2000s, he was featured in James Bradley’s best-selling book “Flags of Our Fathers” and “War Stories with Oliver North,” produced by the retired Marine and Fox News correspondent. Greeley, a native of Lake Forest, Illinois, moved with his family from Harding Township, New Jersey, to Bellevue in the early 2000s. At 94, he passed away in his sleep here Sept. 22, 2014. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)



    Date Taken: 10.25.2014
    Date Posted: 11.20.2014 13:21
    Photo ID: 1667691
    VIRIN: 141025-M-MM918-005
    Resolution: 2100x1400
    Size: 2.36 MB
    Location: BELLEVUE, WA, US 
    Hometown: BELLEVUE, WA, US
    Hometown: HARDING, NJ, US
    Hometown: LAKE FOREST, IL, US

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