Monday, April 6, 2009

John Bradley

Born: July 10, 1923 Antigo, WI.

Died: January 11, 1994 Antigo, WI.

"Doc" Bradley was a Navy Corpsman medic and one of the six flag raisers on top of Mt Suribachi, Iwo Jima, who "just jumped in to lend a hand." He later won the Navy Cross for heroism and was wounded in both legs. He was a quiet private man who gave just one interview in his life. In it he said: "People refer to us as heroes,I personally don't look at it that way. I just think that I happened to be at a certain place at a certain time and anybody on that island could have been there. We certainly weren't heroes, and I speak for the rest of them as well, that's the way they thought of themselves also."

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