Ira Hayes

Ira Hamilton Hayes (January 12, 1923 – January 24, 1955) was a Pima Native American and a United States Marine. On February 23, 1945, he helped to raise an American flag over Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima. Hayes and the other five flag-raisers were immortalized in the iconic photograph by Joe Rosenthal of the Associated Press and they became national heroes as a result.

Ira Hayes

Ira Hayes

Ira Hayes

Ira Hayes

Ira Hayes

Ira Hayes

Ira Hayes

Ira Hayes

Ira Hayes

Ira Hayes

Ira Hayes

Ira Hayes