Harlon Henry Block (1924 - 1945) MP

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Birthplace: Yorktown, DeWitt, TX, USA
Death: Died
Cause of death: killed in action
Managed by: Tammy Swingle (Tucker)
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About Harlon Henry Block

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Harlon Block Harlon Block.jpg Birth name Harlon Henry Block Born November 6, 1924 Yorktown, Texas Died March 1, 1945 (aged 20) Iwo Jima, Japan Allegiance United States Service/branch USMC logo.svg United States Marine Corps Years of service 1943 – 1945 Rank Corporal Unit E Company, 2nd Battalion, 28th Marines, 5th Marine Division Battles/wars

World War II

   Battle of Bougainville
   Consolidation of the Northern Solomons (Solomon Islands Campaign)
   Battle of Iwo Jima

Awards Purple Heart Medal Combat Action Ribbon Presidential Unit Citation

Harlon Henry Block (November 6, 1924 – March 1, 1945) was a United States Marine during World War II. Born in Yorktown, Texas, Block joined the Marine Corps in November 1943 and subsequently participated in combat action on Bougainville and Iwo Jima where he was killed in action. He is best known as one of the six men photographed raising the flag on Iwo Jima.

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November 6, 1924
Yorktown, DeWitt, TX, USA
March 1, 1945
Age 20
originally buried in the 5th Marine Division Cemetery on Iwo Jima in 1945. In January 1949, he was re-interred in Weslaco, Texas. In 1995, his body was moved to a buried place at the Marine Military Academy near its Iwo Jima monument in Harlingen, Texas.