Charles W.

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty AR LLC PB00068179

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.

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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Amazing how publicity overshadows the truth even today,

God Bless the Military, past present and future.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Nov 11, 2017 04:26 AM #1
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Thank you for showcasing "Chuck" Lindberg on this very special day we celebrate in our history. He deserves to have his legacy told. God Bless our Veterans present and past....

Nov 11, 2017 04:26 AM #2
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. What a terrific story. I never knew about the first flag.

Nov 11, 2017 04:39 AM #3
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Good morning, James Dray wonderful choice to showcase today.... and God Bless America and those who protect us every day....

Nov 11, 2017 04:40 AM #4
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Well now I know this, thanks for sharing and enjoy your day.

Nov 11, 2017 04:42 AM #5
Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor

I knew nothing of this, James... and thanks for sharing this story on Veteran's Day... just the right time to do it.

Nov 11, 2017 04:50 AM #6
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

James, I was aware of the history although that wasn't taught to us in grade school.

Nov 11, 2017 04:58 AM #7
Mike Cooper
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro

James, this may be a first. I actually knew this story. I didn't know the names of any of the first flag raisers. 

Nov 11, 2017 05:07 AM #8
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Thanks, James, for sharing this chapter of history.

Have an outstanding weekend.

Nov 11, 2017 05:35 AM #9
faye schubert
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Realty and Lake of the Ozarks - Branson, MO
technology and marketing specialist

Love to find out the "real story" and not the made for publicity story.

Nov 11, 2017 06:13 AM #10
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have heard of this man before, but certainly learned a bit more about him today!

Nov 11, 2017 06:15 AM #11
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Good morning James. Perhaps those who wish to disrespect the flag should move to that island! Enjoy your day!

Nov 11, 2017 06:18 AM #12
faye schubert
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Realty and Lake of the Ozarks - Branson, MO
technology and marketing specialist

My grandfather told me of  germans that came up the bayous during WWII and they wanted food, chickens,etc.  I always believed my Grandfather and only in the last 10 years has revealed the german uboats in the Gulf of Mexico and a uboat was found sunk near New Orleans.

Nov 11, 2017 06:19 AM #13
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James - you choose a very good theme for Veterans Day.  He also had a remarkable name although he was born 7 years before Lindbergh's flight to Paris.

Nov 11, 2017 07:21 AM #14
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing


Thanks for this post on Charles Lindberg.  He was also the recipient of the Medal of Honor.  A

Nov 11, 2017 07:41 AM #15
Paul S. Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

It cost thousands of lives to get that flag to the top of that mountain and if you ask any of those people they thought it was well worth it to see the Stars & Stripes flying up there James Dray 

Nov 11, 2017 12:43 PM #16
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

James- We've all seen the famous photo but now we know the rest of the story. I'm going to read more about this. 

Nov 11, 2017 04:58 PM #17
Corey Martin
Martin Presence Group - Ruston, LA
Real Estate and Management Solutions

Thanks for explaining more of the history behind that iconic picture. I hope you have a great day. 

Nov 11, 2017 06:15 PM #18
Jeff Dowler
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Hi James

Thanks for the education and history. I knew a little of this about Lindberg but now know so much more about that famous photo!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Nov 12, 2017 08:15 AM #19
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

those young men were so young! I hopehe had a happier story to the rest of his life than Ira Hayes

Nov 13, 2017 04:41 AM #20
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