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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.


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.


The Ballad of Ira Hayes - Marine Private Ira Hayes and the 'Iwo Jima Six'


TWENTY TWO YEAR OLD MARINE PRIVATE FIRST CLASS IRA HAYES — first man on left — raises the American flag at the Battle of Iwo Jima in 1945.


Iwo Jima flag raiser John Bradley with John Wayne during the filming of Wayne’s classic war film, "The Sands of Iwo Jima." Bradley, along with Ira Hayes and Rene Gagnon, played himself. Bradley, a medic and civilian mortician, struggled with PTSD his entire adult life and rarely talked about the war after the film was released. This suffering veteran, directly linked to our country’s greatest war actors, symbolizes the void between Hollywood and the sad realities of war.

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Photos: Joe Rosenthal and Iwo Jima

The three surviving Marines who were in the famous photograph of the flag raising on Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, are reunited in Los Angeles for the first time since the war on July 25, 1949. They are en route to Camp Pendleton to reenact their heroic roles in a movie, "The Sands of Iwo Jima." Keft to right are: Rene Gagnon, Ira Hayes and John Bradley. (AP Photo/Ira W. Guldner) #


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


Google Search.Philip Johnston proposed the use of Navajo to the United States Marine Corps at the beginning of World War II. Johnston, a World War I veteran, was raised on the Navajo reservation as the son of a missionary to the Navajos, and was one of the few non-Navajos who spoke their language fluently. Because Navajo has a complex grammar, and was at this time an unwritten language.