Charles W. Lindberg

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Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Charles W. Lindberg was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota back in 1920.  Shortly after the Japanese Navy attack on Pearl Harbor he joined the United States Marine Corps.  After basic training he volunteered for the Marine Raiders.  He saw combat on Guadalcanal and Bougainville.

In 1944, his unit was disbanded and he returned to Camp Pendleton, California for more training.  He was assigned as a flamethrower operator, assigned to the 3rd Platoon, E Company, 2nd Battalion, 28th Marine Regiment, 5th Marine Division.  On 19, February 1945, he landed with the fifth assault wave on Iwo Jima. On 1, March 1945, he was wounded and evacuated off the island.  For his actions he received the Silver Star for gallantry in action.  He was discharged in 1946, working as an electrician for 39 years.  He died in 2007, he was 86.

What you may not know about Cpl. Lindberg is that he was a member of the patrol that captured the top of Mount Suribachi where he helped raised the first U.S. flag on the island.

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Comments (19)

Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - Valley of the Sun / golfArizona@cox.net

James, 

Thanks for the story on Cpl Lindberg,  thanks for the share.  Make it a productive Thursday.  Bill Salvatore #AZVHV

Jun 17, 2021 03:36 AM
Barbara Tattersall
Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan (Keene,NH) - Keene, NH
GRI

God Bless him.

Jun 17, 2021 03:53 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

A genuine hero who deserves more than he received.

Make yourself an awesome day.

Jun 17, 2021 04:26 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. He is a prime example of the true American hero in a time when men where men. Enjoy your day.

Jun 17, 2021 04:30 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Interesting, I have never paid much attention to war stuff, so most of these things I am hearing about for the first time, haha.

Jun 17, 2021 05:10 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, James... an amazing hero, for sure! We should teach our children more about people like this.

Jun 17, 2021 05:16 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Gee, as a North Dakotian you would think I would have known this but.. nope, I didn't have a clue James Dray 

Jun 17, 2021 05:37 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Good morning James,

I knew the name by the title of the post.  What I did not know is his heroic accomplishment.  Happy Thursday.  A

Jun 17, 2021 06:25 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this story.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Jun 17, 2021 07:15 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello James and so many great men where on the island and got wounded but raising that flag for great.

 

Jun 17, 2021 08:15 AM
faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

I've read a few books on Iwo Jima and it was brutal on the loss of lives to capture those islands. 

Jun 17, 2021 08:23 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Wow, another great man and a true American hero. Great post as always.

Jun 17, 2021 08:30 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- I'll bet that he had some very interesting stories but like many of his generation, he may not have shared them. 

Jun 17, 2021 08:33 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning James! That certainly is a man that did a lot to serve his country

Jun 17, 2021 08:48 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I felt I knew the name but certainly not all of the accomplishments and heroism.

Jun 17, 2021 10:02 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Well I just recently read about the battle and go figure I did not put the two together...shame on me, Endre

Jun 17, 2021 11:55 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - You just put a profile to a person in an iconic and heroic image of WWII.  Thank you!

Jun 18, 2021 03:06 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

thank you for telling us about someone else who helped to raise the flag - I know about Ira Hayes but this is a new person to me 

Jun 19, 2021 09:17 AM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Hi James Dray, your story of Cpl. Lindberg brought back memories and stories I heard from my Uncle who was a Marine in WWII and all the bravery of so many men.  I do recall the popular names of  Iwo Jima, Guadalcanal and the Solomon Islands.  In the mid-80's  I lived for a short time on the Navy Base, Pearl Harbor. I remember seeing WWII movies through the years:   Since You Went Away....I  Walk Alone....Thirty Seconds over Tokyo...The Sullivans. Then the WWII song:  'Coming in on a Song and a Prayer.  Your post brought back lots of those memories.  Men like Cpl. Lindberg had extraordinary courage.

Jun 20, 2021 10:41 PM