American photographer known for his iconic Pulitzer Prize winning photograph "Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima."
He became a reporter-photographer for the San Francisco News in 1932 after graduating from the University of San Francisco.
He was rejected by the U.S. Army as a photographer because of poor eyesight.
He had two children with his wife Lee.
Clint Eastwood directed a film about the story of his infamous photograph and it's subjects called Flags of our Fathers.