Charles W. Lindberg, sorry I do not know what the W. is for was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota back in 1920.
He enlisted in the United States Marine Corp shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He was assigned to the Marine Raiders seeing his first combat duty on the island of Guadalcanal. He also saw action in Bougainville. Being reassigned to the 5th Marine division he saw action at a small island called Iwo Jima. In that battle he was assigned as a flamethrower landing during the fifth assault wave on the island.
What you may not know about Charles W. “Chuck” Lindberg is that he was one of the first Marines to raise the American Flag on Mount Suribachi on 23, February 1945. The flag was only 54 by 28 inches taken from the USS Missoula. It was mounted by a long piece of a Japanese water pipe. It was replaced by a second flag of course which the famous photo was taken by Joe Rosenthal and appeared in the newspapers on 25, February 1945. That photo made history however, now you know it was not the first but the second one raised in our victory. Until tomorrow keep a smile on your face, be contagious and pass it on. I’ll leave my thoughts to myself on the events of the disrespect shown our flag today.