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Lost Iwo Jima Photos Still Missing

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The flag raising at Iwo Jima is one of the most iconic images in American history. Now that the Marines are investigating the possibility that they misidentified one of the men in the photo, there's renewed interest in finding the missing photos of two photograpers who say they also took shots of the event. Some historieans think the government deliberately withheld the pictures in order to not distract from the more iconic photo that won the Pulitzer prize. Army Pfc. George Burns or Marine Sgt. Louis Burmeister. Both military photographers were on Mount Suribachi on Feb. 23, 1945, when six U.S. warriors raised the Stars and Stripes to alert the world that the bloody battle of Iwo Jima was all but won. And both claimed they took their own versions of the iconic shot that won Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal a Pulitzer Prize. http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/star-spangled-mystery-what-became-lost-iwo-jima-flag-raising-n581741 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com