Henry Oliver Hansen

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Henry Oliver Hansen

United States Marine in World War II. He took part in the first flag raising over Iwo Jima, and was, for a time, mistakenly identified as one of the six men in the famous photograph of the second flag raising add

Category: Military

Born in 1919.

Countries: United States (75%), Massachusetts (25%)

Main connections: Clint Eastwood, Paul Walker, Flags of Our Fathers (film)

Linked to: The Boston Globe, United States Congress




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Henry Oliver Hansen was born in 1919 add something


He graduated from Somerville, Massachusetts High School in 1938 add something

Henry Oliver Hansen died in 1945 add something


By now a sergeant, Hansen was one of six servicemen who raised the first American flag on Mount Suribachi on February 23, 1945, and were photographed by Lou Lowery add something


The Henry O. Hansen Memorial Park, in his home town of Somerville, Massachusetts, was named in his honor in June 2004 add something


Hank Hansen is featured in the 2006 Clint Eastwood movie "Flags of Our Fathers", where he is played by American actor Paul Walker add something


In June 2016, a Marine Corps review board looked once more into the identities of the six second flag-raisers in Rosenthal's photograph and this time concluded that Bradley was not in the photo and a previously unknown Marine named Harold Schultz was add something