Michael Strank was a sergeant in the US Marine Corp and was one of the solders in the famous flag-raising at Iwo Jima picture.
He was also a native of Cambria County, living in Conemaugh.
He was killed in action two days after the famous picture was taken.
A series of events are planned this week to honor the soldier, on what would have been his 100th birthday.
We talked to Dale Wilks from Wix Pix Prioductions about these area events to honor Strank and all local veterans.