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Camp Gordon Johnston Presents “Flags of our Fathers”
February 22, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, February 22nd at 10:15 A.M., this movie will be shown. Directed by Clint Eastwood, the plot focuses on seven United States Marines of the 28th Marine Regiment, 5th Marine Division – Sgt. Mike Strank, Pfc. Rene Gagnon, Pfc. Ira Hayes, Cpl. Harlon Block, Pfc. Franklin Sousley, Sgt. Hank Hansen, and Pfc. Ralph Ignatowski – as well as their Navy Corpsman, PhM2. John “Doc” Bradley.
Clint Eastwood was 14 when the Battle of Iwo Jima took place in 1945, old enough to know how Joe Rosenthal’s famous picture vouched for victory with the raising of the second flag atop Mt. Surabachi.
This battle commenced on February 19, 1945 and was one of the costliest of the Pacific Campaign. Due to the graphic scenes of violence shown in this film, absolutely no one under the age of eighteen will be allowed to view this film.
Perhaps this film best demonstrates what our Army, Navy, and Marine veterans faced while in combat in the Pacific. This film will last a little over two hours and free popcorn will be provided. While there is no admission fee, please remember that the museum operates on donations, and donations are welcome.