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First Name: Henry

Last Name: Hansen

Birthplace: Boston, MA, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Marines (present)

Middle Name: Oliver

Date of Birth: 14 December 1919

Date of Death: 01 March 1945

Rank: Sergeant

Years Served:
Henry Oliver Hansen

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Henry Oliver Hansen
Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps

Henry Oliver Hansen was born on 14 December 1919 in Boston, MA.

Hansen was one of the six Marines who raised the first American flag on Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima, 23 February 1945, and photographed by Lou Lowery. The first flag was later replaced with the second flag raising made famous in the photograph taken by Joe Rosenthal of the Associated Press.

Death and Burial

Sergeant Henry Oliver Hansen was killed in action on 1 March 1945. He is buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, HI.

Honoree ID: 2599   Created by: MHOH




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