Alan Wood, WWII vet who provided flag on Iwo Jima has died

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April 28, 2013

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Five Marines and a Navy Corpsman later raised that flag in a stirring moment captured by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal.Steven Wood says his father was always humbled by his small role in the historic moment.In a 1945 letter to a Marine general who asked for details about the flag, Wood wrote: “The fact that there were men among us who were able to face a situation like Iwo where human life is so cheap, is something to make humble those of us who were so very fortunate not to be called upon to endure such hell.”

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