Ira Hayes (grave)
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Ira Hayes (grave)

Ira Hamilton Hayes
born 12.1.1923 Sacaton,Gila River Indian Community,Pinal County,
Arizona
son of Joseph E. and Nancy W. Hayes
family moved to Bapchule,Arizona April 1932
Native American (Pima tribe)
attended Phoenix Indian School
dropped out of high school to enlist
entered service 24.8.1942 (USMCR)
3 Marine Parachute Bn (Company B) 2.12.1942
1 Marine Parachute Regiment (3 Bn) 1943-44
28th Marine Regiment (Company E,2 Bn) 1944-45
flag raiser on Mount Suribachi,Iwo Jima 23.2.1945
promoted Corporal
award Navy Commendation Medal with V device
died 24.1.1955 Bapchule,Arizona
Arlington National Cemetery,Virginia Section 34 Site 479A
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