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Betty Bradley, wife of famous World War II Iwo Jima flag-raiser, dies

6:58 PM, Sep. 13, 2013
Betty Bradley, widow of John Bradley, who was among the men who raised the flag in the famous photo from Iwo Jima during World War II, was greeted in October 2006 at the Palace Theatre in Antigo by her son, Steve Bradley, for the premiere of the movie 'Flags of our Fathers.'
Betty Bradley, widow of John Bradley, who was among the men who raised the flag in the famous photo from Iwo Jima during World War II, was greeted in October 2006 at the Palace Theatre in Antigo by her son, Steve Bradley, for the premiere of the movie 'Flags of our Fathers.'
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Betty Bradley of Wausau - the wife of one of the famous flag-raisers from the World War II battle of Iwo Jima, and the mother of a best-selling author, a member of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents and a world-class canoe competitor - has died at age 89.

Bradley was visiting a classmate and friend in New Hampshire when she had a massive stroke, said her son, Mark Bradley, a Wausau attorney and member of the Board of Regents.

An Appleton native, Betty Bradley married her childhood sweetheart, John Bradley, who during World War II served as a Navy medic assigned to Marine Corps units. He was ...

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