Lou Lowry was a Marine Corps Captain, a photographer, and the only combat photographer to cover six major campaigns during WWII. He was the photographer who captured the first Flag raising on Mount Suribachi, of which the Flag was determined to be too small to be seen by Marines and ships below the mountain.
The photograph accompanying this article is a photo of the original Flag raising, and autographed by Lou Lowry himself, addressed to Post 86 commander, Joseph Hopkins, Cdr. LST 779.

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