Historical Notes:

Born in Weslaco, Texas, received Purple Heart Medal, flag raiser on Iwo Jima (bottom man), recruited into Marine Corps January 1943 at San Antonio,Texas.

"After being killed in action on 1 March 1945, Harlon Block was buried in the 5th Marine Division Cemetery on Iwo Jima.

After the war his body was removed for reburial in his hometown, Weslaco, Texas. On 18 February 1995, his remains were enshrined next to the Iwo Jima Memorial in Harlingen."

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