As promised, the original story in the Omaha World-Herald is here¬† along with the outstanding graphic evidence (that is magnifiable) that was used by amateur historians to convince the United States Marine Corps to investigate whether the identities of the “Flag Raisers” were accurate.

Navy Corpsman John Bradley
February 23, 1945
1st Flag Raising

2nd Flag Raising
Original Flag Raisers, Doc Bradley included

2nd Flag Raising
Corrected Flag Raisers, PFC Harold Schultz included