Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Harold Schultz.

Harold enlisted in the Marine Corps at age 17.

Private First Class Schultz was recently identified as one of the Marines raising the flag in the famous photograph taken on Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima.

After enduring a serious injury in Japan, Harold left the service to work 30 years with the U.S. Postal Service.

His stepdaughter once told him that he is a hero. “Not really. I was a Marine,” he said.

Harold died in 1995.

We honor his service.

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Published on Jun. 24, 2016

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