Harlon Block

Soldier, Military Person

1924 – 1945

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Who was Harlon Block?

Harlon Henry Block was a United States Marine who was killed in action during World War II. Born in Yorktown, Texas, Block joined the Marine Corps in November 1943 and subsequently participated in combat on Bougainville and Iwo Jima. He is best known as one of the six men photographed raising the flag on Mount Suribachi, on February 23, 1945.

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Born
Nov 6, 1924
Yorktown
Also known as
  • Harlon Henry Block
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Weslaco High School
Lived in
  • Texas
Died
Mar 1, 1945
Iwo Jima

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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