Sep 19, 1925Hill Top, Fleming County, Kentucky, United StatesDied on 21 Mar 1945 (aged 19)
United States Marine
About Franklin Sousley
Franklin Runyon Sousley (September 19, 1925 – March 21, 1945) was a United States Marine who was killed in action during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II.
He is best known for being one of the six flag-raisers who helped raise the second U.S.
flag atop Mount Suribachi on February 23, 1945 as shown in the iconic photograph Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima. The Marine Corps War Memorial located in Arlington, Virginia, which was modeled after the flag-raising photograph, depicts bronze statues of each of the six Marine flag-raisers.