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Inside the Gates: Flags of our Fathers

His name might not ring a bell, but he's the most visited grave at the Rock Island National Cemetery.
His name might not ring a bell, but he's the most visited grave at the Rock Island National Cemetery.

There's nothing special on his tombstone, but Ralph Ignatowski's story has been shared with millions, from atop the New York Times bestseller list to even the big screen.

Ralph, or Iggy as his soldiers called him, was one of 75 thousand Marines that stormed on Iwo Jima during World War II.

Like 20,000 other Americans, Iggy never made it home safely.

Remember that iconic picture atop Mount Suribochi? One of those soldiers had their memories of the battle published.
John Bradley was Ignatowski's battle buddy, and he went on to tell Iggy's story in "Flags of our Fathers".
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