Flags Of Our Fathers - I Just Tried Not To Get Shot
Posted on: October 11, 2006
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Ira Hayes (Adam Beach), the Native American who helped raise the flag at Iwo Jima, tells a superior officer that he isn't a hero.
February 1945. Even as victory in Europe was finally within reach, the war in the Pacific raged on. One of the most crucial and bloodiest battles of the war was the struggle for the island of Iwo Jima, which culminated with what would become one of the most iconic images in history: five Marines and a Navy corpsman raising the American flag on Mount Suribachi.