Raymond Jacobs



Age: 82


Summary: retired radioman believed to be the last living Marine photographed during the original flag-raising on Iwo Jima during World War II who spent his later years working to prove that he was the radio operator photographed gazing up at the American flag as it was being raised by other Marines over Mount Suribachi on Feb. 23, 1945.



Cause of Death: Natural causes


Born: January 24, 1926


Died: January 29, 2008


Location: Redding, California