Iconic Iwo Jima Photo
 Guy Mistaken

An investi-gation by the Marine Corps has determined that it wrongly identified a man in the iconic Iwo Jima photograph that features a U.S. flag being raised after a bloody battle in Japan during World War II. Seventy years later, the probe has concluded that Private First Class Harold Schultz was one of the men in the Pulitzer Prize-winning photo, upon which the Washington, D.C. memorial statue is based. Navy hospital corpsman John Bradley was not, in fact, shown in the photo. His son James wrote a bestselling book, Flags of Our Fathers, about his father’s role in the warβ€”and the picture. That book eventually became a movie directed by Clint Eastwood. Schultz only mentioned his role in the picture once to his family over dinner, and he never brought it up again, his stepdaughter said. β€œI said, β€˜My gosh, Harold, you’re a hero.’ He said, β€˜No, I was a Marine.’” Schultz died in 1995, before the mistake was ever publicly acknowledged.