On February 23, 1945, Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal captured one of the most iconic images in US military history as six Marines hoisted the American flag atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima. In October 2019, Harold “Pie” Keller of Brooklyn, Iowa, was identified as one of these Marines, 74 years after Rosenthal took the photograph. With his story almost lost to history, Keller’s hometown is now cementing his legacy with a monument funded in part by American firearms manufacturer Henry Repeating Arms.
The Pie Keller Memorial rifle features a custom engraved genuine American walnut buttstock depicting a triumphant Keller at the summit of Mount Suribachi, rifle in hand, with his fellow Marines in the background lifting the American flag as seen in Rosenthal’s famous image. The date, “February 23, 1945,” is etched above the design and a flowing scroll banner below contains Keller’s name. Built on Henry’s Golden Boy platform, the .22-caliber rifle also features a Brasslite receiver cover, barrel band, and buttplate with a 20” blued steel octagon barrel.
- Model Number: H004PKM
- Action Type: Lever Action Repeating
- Caliber: .22
- Capacity: 16 rounds .22 LR, 21 rounds .22 Short
- Length: 38.5 in
- Barrel Length: 20 in
- Weight: 6.75 lbs.
- Stock: American Walnut /
- Sights: Adjustable Buckhorn rear, beaded front
- Finish: Brasslite receiver, brass buttplate and blued barrel and and Brasslite barrel band