Sgt Michael Strank

Sgt Michael Strank (HM1EYK)

Location: Johnstown, PA 15909 Cambria County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 20.569', W 78° 53.048'

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A Marine, he was the oldest and highest ranking of the six men who took part in the famous raising of the U.S. flag on Iwo Jima, Feb. 23, 1945. This scene, photographed by Joe Rosenthal of the Associated Press, was later used in the Marine Corps War Memorial at Arlington. Born Nov. 10, 1919, in Czechoslovakia, Strank grew up in Franklin Borough. Killed in action March 1, 1945, he was reinterred 1949 in Arlington Cemetery.
Year Placed1986
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 12:14pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 679710 N 4467956
Decimal Degrees40.34281667, -78.88413333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 20.569', W 78° 53.048'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 20' 34.14" N, 78° 53' 2.88" W
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Area Code(s)814
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1131-1137 Main St, Johnstown PA 15909, US
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