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Harlon Block

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Harlon Block

United States Marine during World War II. Born in Yorktown, Texas, Block joined the Marine Corps in November 1943 and subsequently saw action during the Battle of Bougainville and the Battle of Iwo Jima where he was killed in action add

Category: Military

Born in 1924.

Countries: United States (58%), Texas (25%), New Caledonia (8%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Texas, Ira Hayes, Michael Strank

Linked to: Weslaco High School, United States Congress

 

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Harlon Block was born in 1924 add something


1943

Block and twelve of his high school football teammates enlisted in the Marine Corps through the Selective Service System at San Antonio on February 18, 1943 add something

 

He was promoted to Private First Class on May 22, 1943 add something

 

Battle of Iwo Jima - Born in Yorktown, Texas, Block joined the Marine Corps in November 1943 and subsequently saw action during the Battle of Bougainville and the Battle of Iwo Jima where he was killed in action add something

 

He arrived at New Caledonia on November 15, 1943, serving as a member of Headquarters and Service Company, 1st Marine Parachute Regiment, I Marine Amphibious Corps add something


1944

The parachute regiment disbanded on February 29, 1944 and he was sent back to San Diego , California add something

 

He joined Company E, 2nd Battalion, 28th Marines, 5th Marine Division at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton and was promoted to Corporal on October 27, 1944 add something


Harlon Block died in 1945 add something

 

Block landed on Iwo Jima on February 19, 1945 add something

 

He participated in the second flag-raising on Mount Suribachi on February 23, 1945 add something

 

Franklin Sousley - Alongside John Bradley, Ira Hayes, Rene Gagnon, Harlon Block, and Michael Strank, he assisted in raising a replacement flag on Mount Suribachi, on February 23, 1945, an iconic photograph immortalized by Joe Rosenthal


1949

Block was originally buried in the 5th Marine Division Cemetery on Iwo Jima, and re-interred in Weslaco, Texas in January 1949 add something


1995

His body was moved in 1995 to a burial place near to the Iwo Jima Monument in Harlingen, Texas, near the Marine Military Academy add something


2006

Harlon Block is featured in the 2006 Clint Eastwood film "Flags of Our Fathers", and was portrayed by American actor Benjamin Walker add something