Flags of Our Fathers Setting & Symbolism

James Bradley (author)
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The Island of Bougainville

Mike Strank fought on the Pacific island of Bougainville as part of the tough Marine unit called the Raiders. Later Ira and Harlon were both were assigned to the island and fought along Mike.

Suribachi

Suribachi is the volcanic mountain on Iwo Jima where the Americans raised the flag that was captured by an AP photographer and became an inspiration to a weary nation.

Iwo Jima

Iwo Jima was the small Japanese island where the young American soldiers made history and created an icon when they raised the American flag there. The battle of Iwo Jima was one of the bloodiest in American history.

Appleton, WI

When John Bradley returned from WWII, he returned to Appleton, Wisconsin where he married his childhood sweetheart and raised eight children.

Oakland, CA

After Jack Bradley joined the Navy, his first assignment was at a military hospital in...

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