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Ira Hayes (Chief Falling Cloud), Pima Native American Hero who helped raise the American flag at Iwo Jima - Arlington National Cemetery. Photo by Tony Fischer

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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

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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.

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Ira Hayes, USMC. When young Ira Hayes left the Arizona Gila Indian reservation to go war as a US marine, the chief of the Pima Indian tribe told Ira to make his people proud and bring back Honor.

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The Navajo Code Talkers' Silver Medallion Front Face 1969.The front face of the Navajo Code Talkers' Silver Medallion. It depicts Ira Hayes, a U.S. Marine and Pima American Indian, who helped raised the U.S. flag over Mount Suribachi at Iwo Jima during World War II. Ira Hayes is the left most person of the group of U.S. Marines who is stretching upwards trying to get a hold of the U.S.Flag pole.

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Adam Beach, a Canadian Saulteaux actor (born November 11, 1972 in Ashern, Manitoba, Canada). Movie and TV roles: Marine Private First Class Ira Hayes in Flags of Our Fathers, Private Ben Yahzee in Windtalkers, Dr. Charles Eastman (Ohiyesa), Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Chester Lake in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and Officer Jim Chee in the film adaptations of Skinwalkers, Coyote Waits, and A Thief of Time, Victor in Smoke Signals, Tommy in Walker, Texas Ranger, Kickin' Wing in Joe…

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The men who raised the flag on Iwo Jima in Joe Rosenthal's iconic photo from 1945

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Title: Marines of the 28th Regiment of the 5th Division Raise the American Flag Atop Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, 1945 Artist: Joe Rosenthal

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