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Marines review iconic Iwo Jima photo identities

The sun rises behind the Iwo Jima Memorial on November 10, 2010 in Arlington, VirginiaAn iconic image from World War II, depicting Marines raising the US flag over Iwo Jima in Japan, is undergoing new scrutiny after it emerged one of the troops in the picture may have been misidentified. In a statement late Tuesday, the US Marine Corps said it was reviewing information provided by the Smithsonian Channel related to the photograph, taken in February 1945 during the bloody battle for the Japanese island. The Smithsonian Channel is producing a documentary about the photo and examining the identity of the six men long identified as having erected the flag.

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