publication date: Wednesday, July 6, 2016 (part of Summer 2016)

category: Military

clue: Giving credit to this Marine after a case of mistaken identity raises important questions about military propaganda and historical accuracy.

explanation: In 2016, Schultz was identified as one of the six men who raised the American flag at Iwo Jima in an iconic photograph, after the wrong man had been named for decades. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, and Richard Slominsky


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