In February 1945, American Marines plunged into the surf at Iwo Jima through a hail of machine-gun and mortar fire that left the beaches strewn with comrades. They battled to the island's highest peak. Flags of Our Fathers tells the true story of six very different young men who were captured in the immortal photograph as they rose the flag atop Iwo Jima.

My father helped raise the flag on Iwo Jima.

He never talked about it.

My career as an author began with the search for my father's silent past.

Here's the plaque to my Dad atop Mt. Suribachi. It is in the "mitten shape" of the state of Wisconsin. The Bradleys are Cheeseheads.

The plaque marks the spot where the flag was raised. It overlooks the famed "Sands of Iwo Jima."

Steven Spielberg acquired the movie rights.

Clint Eastwood was the Director.

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