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John Bradley (Navy)

Knowledge Identifier: +John_Bradley_(Navy)


John Bradley (Navy)

United States Navy corpsman during World War II, and one of the six men who took part in raising the Flag on Iwo Jima add

Category: Politics

Born in 1923.

Countries: United States (67%), California (33%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: John Wayne, California, Ira Hayes

Linked to: United States Navy, Appleton West High School




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John Bradley was born in 1923 add something


In March 1943, Bradley began his Hospital Corpsman training and was initially stationed at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Oakland, California add something


"For extraordinary heroism in action against the enemy at Iwo Jima on Feb. 21, 1945 as a hospital corpsman attached to a Marine Rifle platoon add something


Even during the filming of the movie the Sands of Iwo Jima in 1949, Bradley told his wife to tell the townspeople that he was on a business trip in order to avoid attention that would be drawn to him add something


Ira Hayes - Ira Hayes appeared in the 1949 John Wayne film, "Sands of Iwo Jima", along with fellow flag raisers John Bradley and Rene Gagnon


He rarely took part in ceremonies celebrating the flag raising, and by the 1960s avoided them altogether add something


In 1985, during the only interview Bradley ever conducted about the flag raising, Bradley said he would not have raised the flag if he would have known how famous the photo would have become add something

John Bradley died in 1994 add something


Bradley had a heart attack, but died of a stroke at 2:12 am in an Antigo hospital on January 11, 1994, at the age of 70, the last to die of the six servicemen who had raised the second flag add something


On June 23, 2016, the Marine Corps announced Bradley was not in this photo add something