Ira Hayes - A Marine and one of three survivors of the men who raised the American Flag over Mt. Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in WWII

Ira Hayes - A Marine and one of three survivors of the men who raised the American Flag over Mt. Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in WWII

Ira Hayes, Corporal, USMC, Pima Indian.  A member of the Iwo Jima flag raising during WWII.

Ira Hayes, Corporal, USMC, Pima Indian. A member of the Iwo Jima flag raising during WWII.

Ira "Chief Falling Cloud" Hayes - was a Pima Native American and an American Marine who was one of the six men immortalized in the iconic photograph of the flag raising on Iwo Jima during World War II.

Ira "Chief Falling Cloud" Hayes - was a Pima Native American and an American Marine who was one of the six men immortalized in the iconic photograph of the flag raising on Iwo Jima during World War II.

There are six Flag Raisers on the famous Iwo Jima photo. Four in the front line and two in back. The front four are (left to right) Ira Hayes, Franklin Sousley, John Bradley and Harlon Block.    The back two are Michael Strank (behind Sousley) and Rene Gagnon (behind Bradley). Strank, Block and Sousley would die shortly afterwards. Bradley, Hayes and Gagnon became national heroes within weeks.

There are six Flag Raisers on the famous Iwo Jima photo. Four in the front line and two in back. The front four are (left to right) Ira Hayes, Franklin Sousley, John Bradley and Harlon Block. The back two are Michael Strank (behind Sousley) and Rene Gagnon (behind Bradley). Strank, Block and Sousley would die shortly afterwards. Bradley, Hayes and Gagnon became national heroes within weeks.

Ira Hayes Tombstone - Ira Hayes -By photo taken by flickr user dbking - flickr, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1649548

Ira Hayes Tombstone - Ira Hayes -By photo taken by flickr user dbking - flickr, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1649548

Ira Hayes, one of the six Marines who raised the flag in Iwo…

Ira Hayes, one of the six Marines who raised the flag in Iwo…

View of Funeral for Ira Hayes - U1274862INP - Rights Managed - Stock Photo - Corbis

View of Funeral for Ira Hayes - U1274862INP - Rights Managed - Stock Photo - Corbis

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