The Question and Answer section for Flags of Our Fathers is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Bradley wrote Flags of Our Fathers for his father and the other five men who raised the American flag at Iwo Jima.... to tell their stories. He wanted people to know these men, who were often depicted but never known, to explain the men they were...
Bradley believed that battlefield bravery had little to do with national allegiance-- and everything to do with friendship, comaraderie..... it's your buddies who count.
Doc learned to cut hair while studying to work in a funeral home. He practiced on dead bodies.