John Bradley

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Birthday
10, 1923
Birthplace
Wisconsin
Death Date
Jan 11, 1994 (70)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
10, 1923
Birthplace
Wisconsin
Death Date
Jan 11, 1994 (70)

About

United States Navy corpsman who was the last surviving member of the second flag raising on Iwo Jima.

Before Fame

He aspired to work in the funeral business before serving in the military.

Trivia

After raising the first flag, he helped raise the second, larger flagstaff on Mount Suribachi on February 23, 1945.

Family Life

Born John Henry Bradley, he was raised in Antigo, Wisconsin by James and Kathryn Bradley along with his four siblings.

Associated With

He played himself in the 1949 war film Sands of Iwo Jima, which starred John Wayne.