The war hero Ira Hayes died at the age of 32. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Pima Native American war hero who was a United States Marine corporal and one of the six flag risers in the iconic photograph of the flag raising on Iwo Jima during World War II. He was awarded with the Combat Action Ribbon and the Presidential Unit Citation.
He was born the eldest of six children to teacher Nancy Hamilton and World War II veteran Joseph Hayes.
“I am not a hero but the brave men who died deserved this honor.” (Ira Hayes)
“I was sick. I guess I was about to crack up thinking about all my good buddies. They were better men than me and they’re not coming back. Much less back to the White House, like me.” (Ira Hayes)
“No one ever complains about a speech being too short!” (Ira Hayes)