Block, Harlon

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Name
Block, Harlon Gender: M
James Edward Block
born on 6 November 1924 at 05:30 (= 05:30 AM )
Place Yorktown, Texas, 28n59, 97w30
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 13°47' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 15°22 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 26°35'



Harlon Block (1943)

Biography

United States Marine Corps corporal who was killed in action at age 20 on 1 March 1945 during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II.

Block joined the Marine Corps with seven high school classmates in February 1943, and subsequently participated in combat on Bougainville and Iwo Jima. He is best known for being one of the six flag-raisers who helped raise the second U.S. flag atop Mount Suribachi on 23 February 1945, as shown in the iconic photograph "Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima." It became the only photograph to win the Pulitzer Prize for Photography in the same year as its publication, and came to be regarded in the United States as one of the most significant and recognizable images of the war.

The Marine Corps War Memorial located in Arlington, Virginia, which was modelled after the flag-raising photograph, depicts bronze statues of each of the six Marine flag-raisers.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Death by War or Terrorism 1 March 1945 (Enemy mortar round explosion, age 20)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.

Categories

  • Personal : Death : Short Life less than 29 Yrs (Age 20)
  • Vocation : Military : Combat (WWII)
  • Vocation : Military : Honors (Purple Heart Medal; Combat Action Ribbon)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (US Marine Corps corporal)