Chief's Iwo Reunion Picture

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  1. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

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    Here is the picture of the 2005 Iwo Reunion showing the family of Ira Hayes, with his mother in the centre. This was the 60th Annual Anniversary held at Camp Pendleton. Picture provided by his friend Peggy Bergmanson standing in the rear.

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    rooter *VMBB Senior Chief Of Staff*

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    Your Honor, that's the first time I've seen these photos that large---I really wan to thank you for posting them for me. I hope somehow that Ira Hayes family sees them....a bit of history laid out before us. Chief
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    OoooooRah! ;)

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    Thanks for sharing. Great picture. Semper Fi!
  5. new sks 2005

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    cool pics!! i was listing to johnny cash the other day and he has a song called "drunkin Ira Hayes" heres the lyrics to it-

    Ira Hayes,
    Ira Hayes

    Call him drunken Ira Hayes
    He won't answer anymore
    Not the whiskey drinkin' Indian
    Nor the Marine that went to war

    Gather round me people there's a story I would tell
    About a brave young Indian you should remember well
    From the land of the Pima Indian
    A proud and noble band
    Who farmed the Phoenix valley
    In Arizona land

    Down the ditches for a thousand years
    The water grew Ira's peoples' crops
    'Till the white man stole the water rights
    And the sparkin' water stopped

    Now Ira's folks were hungry
    And their land grew crops of weeds
    When war came, Ira volunteered
    And forgot the white man's greed

    Call him drunkin' Ira Hayes
    He won't answer anymore
    Not the whiskey drinkin' Indian
    Nor the Marine that went to war

    They battled up Iwo Jima's hill
    Two hundred and fifty men
    But only twenty-seven lived to walk back down again

    And when the fight was over
    And when Old Glory raised
    Amoung the men who held it high
    Was the Indian, Ira Hayes

    Call him drunken Ira Hayes
    He won't answer anymore
    Not the whiskey drinkin' Indian
    Nor the Marine that went to war

    Ira returned a hero
    Celebrated through the land
    He was wined and speeched and honored;
    Everybody shook his hand

    But he was just a Pima Indian
    No water, no crops, no chance
    At home nobody cared what Ira'd done
    And when do the Indians dance

    Call him drunken Ira Hayes
    He won't answer anymore
    Not the whiskey drinkin' Indian
    Nor the Marine that went to war

    Then Ira started drinkin hard;
    Jail was often his home
    They'd let him raise the flag and lower it
    Like you'd throw a dog a bone!

    He died early drunk one mornin'
    Alone in the land he fought to save
    Two inches of water in a lonely ditch
    Was the grave for Ira Hayes

    Call him drunken Ira Hayes
    He won't answer anymore
    Not the whiskey drinkin' Indian
    Nor the Marine that went to war

    Yeah, call him drunken Ira Hayes
    But his land is just as dry
    And his ghost is lyin' thirsty
    In the ditch where Ira died
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