Joe Rosenthal's Pulitzer Prize winning AP photo of the Feb. 23, 1945 flag raising on Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, was originally misidentified by military sources. Originally identified, from left, in this vintage graphic: Pfc. Franklin R. Sousley; Pfc. Ira Hayes; Sgt. Michael Strank; Pharmacist's Mate 2nd Class John H. Bradley; Pfc. Rene A. Gagnon; Sgt. Henry O. Hansen. The Marine at far right was later correctly identified as Cpl. Harlon Block, not Hansen.

Joe Rosenthal's Pulitzer Prize winning AP photo of the Feb. 23, 1945 flag raising on Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, was originally misidentified by military sources. Originally identified, from left, in this vintage graphic: Pfc. Franklin R. Sousley; Pfc. Ira Hayes; Sgt. Michael Strank; Pharmacist's Mate 2nd Class John H. Bradley; Pfc. Rene A. Gagnon; Sgt. Henry O. Hansen. The Marine at far right was later correctly identified as Cpl. Harlon Block, not Hansen.

Johnny Cash - The Ballad Of Ira Hayes

Johnny Cash - The Ballad Of Ira Hayes

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 - 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 1923-1955. Iwo Jima Flag Raiser.  A Native American from the Pima Tribe, he passed away at age 32

Ira Hayes 1923-1955. Iwo Jima Flag Raiser. A Native American from the Pima Tribe, he passed away at age 32

There are six Flag Raisers on the famous Iwo Jima photo. Four in the front line and two in back. The front four are (left to right) Ira Hayes, Franklin Sousley, John Bradley and Harlon Block.    The back two are Michael Strank (behind Sousley) and Rene Gagnon (behind Bradley). Strank, Block and Sousley would die shortly afterwards. Bradley, Hayes and Gagnon became national heroes within weeks.

There are six Flag Raisers on the famous Iwo Jima photo. Four in the front line and two in back. The front four are (left to right) Ira Hayes, Franklin Sousley, John Bradley and Harlon Block. The back two are Michael Strank (behind Sousley) and Rene Gagnon (behind Bradley). Strank, Block and Sousley would die shortly afterwards. Bradley, Hayes and Gagnon became national heroes within weeks.

Ira H. Hayes, Veteran of Iowa Jima & famous flag raising photo on Mt. Suribachi.

Ira H. Hayes, Veteran of Iowa Jima & famous flag raising photo on Mt. Suribachi.

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