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Was a United States Marine Corps sergeant who was killed in action during the Battle of Iwo Jima in WWII. He was one of the Marines who raised the second U.S. flag on Mount Suribachi on February 23, 1945, as shown in the iconic photograph Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima by photographer Joe Rosenthal.

Details of AoW

  • Iwo Jima
  • Solomon Islands campaign
  • Battle of Bougainville
  • Pavuvu



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Michael Strank

Personal information

Other names Michal Strank, Mykhal Strenk
Gender Man
Date of Birth 11/10/1919
Date of Death 03/01/1945
Place of Birth Jarabina, Okres Stará Ľubovňa, Prešovský kraj,
Place of Death Iwo Jima
Immigration Born outside of the USA.
Could speak Czech Not identified
Parents Rusyn-Lemko family from East Slovakia

Military information

Area of War Pacific
Rank Sergeant
Branch Navy
Detail of Service U. S. Marine Corps: 2nd Battalion, 28th Marines, 5th Marine Division
Killed in action