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Call him drunken Ira Hayes
He won't answer anymore
Not the whiskey drinkin' Indian
Nor the Marine that went to war....
Johnny Cash sang a song about the American Indian who helped raise the flag on Iwo Jima.

As the 60th anniversary of the battle is remembered, it's sad to learn that Hayes died at the age of 32, just 10 years later, an alcoholic. Some say he was killed by the weight of fame from having been an Iwo Jima flag-raiser, and guilt over the loss of his fellow Marines...

Lee Marvin and Tony Curtis eventually played Hayes in biographical movies.