Statue unveiled for Iowa man who helped raise flag at Iwo Jima


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Statue unveiled to honor Iowa man who helped raise flag at Iwo Jima

Updated: 7:36 AM CDT Jun 13, 2022

A statue was unveiled in Brooklyn, Iowa, last weekend to honor Cpl. Harold Keller. KCRG reports Keller fought at the Battle of Iwo Jima, but it wasn’t until after his death that in 2019 he was positively identified as one of the six marines who famously lifted the American flag on Mount Suribachi. The statue was created in Italy and was funded in part by donations from the citizens of Brooklyn. Plaques were also created, along with the statue with information about Keller, the Battle of Iwo Jima itself, and other Brooklyn veterans who fought at Iwo Jima and in World War II. Veterans from as far back as World War II attended the event, as well as current and former members of Congress and Keller’s family.The event featured a 21-gun salute, ceremonial bugle, and the raising of the flag of the Marine Corps.Other headlines:

BROOKLYN, Iowa (KCRG) — A statue was unveiled in Brooklyn, Iowa, last weekend to honor Cpl. Harold Keller. KCRG reports Keller fought at the Battle of Iwo Jima, but it wasn’t until after his death that in 2019 he was positively identified as one of the six marines who famously lifted the American flag on Mount Suribachi.

The statue was created in Italy and was funded in part by donations from the citizens of Brooklyn. Plaques were also created, along with the statue with information about Keller, the Battle of Iwo Jima itself, and other Brooklyn veterans who fought at Iwo Jima and in World War II. Veterans from as far back as World War II attended the event, as well as current and former members of Congress and Keller’s family.The event featured a 21-gun salute, ceremonial bugle, and the raising of the flag of the Marine Corps.Other headlines: