nebraska state historical society
On Sunday, April 14, Eric set up a WWII Marine Corps themed display and gave a presentation at the Nebraska State Historical Society's monthly "Second Sunday" speaker series. The topic for the presentation was Eric's history-changing research on the true identities of the six Iwo Jima flag raisers in the iconic Joe Rosenthal photograph. Over 100 visitors came to hear the hour long presentation which was follwed by a lively 30 minute question and answer period. It was a great chance to give a detailed account of all that went into identifiying Pfc. Harold Henry Schultz as the previously unnamed flag raiser in the famous photo. Schultz was formally recognized by the United States Marine Corps as one of the official six "second" flag raisers on June 23, 2016.
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