Call him drunken Ira Hayes
He won't answer anymore
Not the whiskey drinkin' Indian
Nor the Marine that went to war....
sang a song about the American Indian who helped raise the flag on Iwo
As the 60th anniversary of the battle is remembered, it's sad to learn
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.