Flags of Our Fathers Themes

James Bradley (author)
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One of the most difficult things about his war experience for Jack Bradley to deal with appeared to be his being labeled a hero. In Jack's mind, the heroes were not the six other Marines who just happened by when a flag needed to be hoisted up on a make-shift flag pole. The real heroes, he told his son years later, were the fellows that did not make it home. These were the soldiers that gave their lives for their country and for the American way of life.

Only three of the six flag raisers made it off alive from the Japanese island of Iwo Jima. Jack Bradley's best friend in the service was Ralph "Iggy" Ignatowski. Iggy went missing and Jack searched everywhere for him. Iggy was finally found in a cave where he had obviously been tortured to death. When Jack returned to the U.S...

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