January 12: Ira Hayes. QUIET HERO: THE IRA HAYES STORY

Ira Hayes, WWII hero
Jan. 12, 1923-Jan. 24, 1955


Quiet Hero: The Ira Hayes Story by S.D. Nelson (Charlesbridge, 2006)

Ira
Hayes served in the United States Marine Corps during WWII. A
photographer captured a picture of Hayes and five of his buddies raising
an American flag on Iwo Jima. That photo made him and the others
instantly famous. This is the story of his childhood on an Indian
reservation, his time in the military and the effects of war on his
life.

For a photo of the U.S.M.C. War Memorial and a brief history of it, visit the National Park Service site.

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