The Marine Corps has updated its official records to correct the identities of two Marines who raised the first flag over Mt. Suribachi.

Earlier this year, a board looked at the iconic photo of the second flag raising at Iwo Jima taken by AP photographer Joe Rosenthal and corrected the identity of one of the flag raisers who took part using new technology to analyze photographs.

While the second flag raising became the most well-known because of Rosenthal's photograph, and the resulting monument in Arlington, Va., a first flag raising with a smaller flag was actually much more significant for Marines on the ground who had just claimed Mt. Suribachi. Last month, Marine Commandant Gen. Robert Neller asked the panel to look at photos of the first photograph to ensure all of the men were identified correctly.

"Our history is important, and we owe it to our Marines and their families to ensure it is as accurate as possible. After we reviewed the second flag raising and found inconsistencies, we wanted to take another look at the first flag raising to make sure we had it correct," Neller said.

The review found that two men of the six men who participated in the first flag raising had been misidentified. Instead of Pfc. Louis Charlo and Pfc. James Michels, Pharmacist Mate 2nd Class John Bradley and Pvt. Philip Ward are in the photograph.

The official record has now been updated to reflect the new findings.