Marine Sergeant Michael Strank of Johnstown, PA, circa 1944.
flipFlip to GI's raising the American flag on top of Mount Suribachi. Iwo Jima, February 23, 1945.
Close Window

Black and white photograph of Michael Strank in his uniform.

Credit: United States Marines

Born in Czechoslovakia, Michael Strank grew up in Johnstown, PA, and joined the Marine Corp in 1939. A veteran of the Battle of Bougainville, Strank was killed soon after helping place the American flag atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima.

Back to Top