Yanks Raise Flag on Suribachi These three un-named Marines of the 28th Regiment, Fifth Marine Dvision, carried their American flag to the top of Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima, and while the battle still raged on over other parts of the blood stained island, they defiantly raised Old Glory in the very faces of the still fighting Japs. This picture was made by Staff Sergeant Louis R. Lowery,... staff photographer for the USMC publication Leatherneck. (quoted from the original caption released with this photograph on 26 February 1945). This was the first U.S. flag raised on Mt. Suribachi, at about 1020 Hrs. on 23 February 1945, prior to the famous flag-raising immortalized by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal. Official U.S. Marine Corps Photograph, from the All Hands magazine collection at the Naval History and Heritage Command.