| February 23, 2012
From the Archives: Raising the flag on Iwo Jima
On February 23, 2005, NBC’s Brian Williams marked the 60th anniversary of the historic photograph of five United States Marines and one U.S. Navy corpsman raising the flag on Mount Surbachi. That image, shot by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for the image which became one of the most significant and recognizable of World War II. Rosenthal, died a year after this story on August 20, 2006.