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