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Ira Hayes
 b. January 12, 1923 Sacaton, Arizona d. January 24, 1955 Bapchule, Arizona
 Ira Hayes was a Pima Indian. When he enlisted in the Marine Corps, he had
 hardly ever been off the Reservation. His Chief told him to be an "Honorable
 Warrior" and bring honor upon his family. Ira was a dedicated Marine. Quiet
and steady, he was admired by his fellow Marines who fought alongside him
 in three Pacific battles.
When Ira learned that President Roosevelt wanted him and the other survivors
to come back to the US to raise money on the 7th Bond Tour, he was horrified.
 To Ira, the heroes of Iwo Jima, those deserving honor, were his "good buddies"
who died there.
At the White House, President Truman told Ira, "You are an American hero."
But Ira didn't feel pride. As he later lamented, "How could I feel like a hero when
 only five men in my platoon of 45 survived, when only 27 men in my company
 of 250 managed to escape death  or injury?"
The Bond Tour was an ordeal for Ira. He couldn't understand or accept the a
dulation . . .
 "It was supposed to be soft duty, but I couldn't take it. Everywhere we went
people shoved drinks in our hands and said 'You're a Hero!' We knew we
hadn't done that much but you couldn't tell them that."

Ira in later years .
Ira went back to the reservation attempting to lead an anonymous life.
But it didn't turn out that way . . . "I kept getting hundreds of letters
 And people would drive through the reservation, walk up to me and ask,
'Are you the Indian who raised the flag on Iwo Jima"

Ira tried to drown his "Conflict of Honor" with alcohol. Arrested as drunk
 and disorderly,his pain was clear . . . "I was sick. I guess I was about
 to crack up thinking about all my good buddies. They were better men
than me and they're not coming back. Much less back to the White
House, like me."

 In 1954, Ira reluctantly attended the dedication of the Iwo Jima monument
 in Washington.
After a ceremony where he was lauded by President Eisenhower as a
 hero once again, a reporter rushed up to Ira and asked him, "How do you
 like the pomp & circumstances?" Ira just hung his head and said, I don't."

Ira died three months later after a night of drinking. As Ira drank his last
 bottle of whiskeyhe was crying and mumbling about his "good buddies.
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Hunt the Boeing! And test your perceptions!

As everyone knows, on 11 September, less than an hour after the attack on the World Trade Centre, an airplane collided with the Pentagon. The Associated Press first reported that a booby-trapped truck had caused the explosion. The Pentagon quickly denied this. The official US government version of events still holds. Here's a little game for you: Take a look at these photographs and try to find evidence to corroborate the official version. It's up to you to Hunt the Boeing!
 Question n°1

Image : Space Imaging

Image : U.S. Department of Defense
  The first satellite image shows the section of the building that was hit by the Boeing. In the image below, the second ring of the building is also visible. It is clear that the aircraft only hit the first ring. The four interior rings remain intact. They were only fire-damaged after the initial explosion.

Can you explain how a Boeing 757-200, weighing nearly 100 tons and travelling at a minimum speed of 250 miles an hour* only damaged the outside of the Pentagon?

*250 mph when landing, 600 mph in flight.
 Question n°2

Image : U.S. Marine Corps, Cpl. Jason Ingersoll

Image : U.S. Army
  The two photographs in question 2 show the building just after the attack. We may observe that the aircraft only hit the ground floor. The four upper floors collapsed towards 10.10 am. The building is 26 yards high.

Can you explain how a Boeing 14.9 yards high, 51.7 yards long, with a wingspan of 41.6 yards and a cockpit 3.8 yards high, could crash into just the ground floor of this building?
 Question n°3

Image : U.S. Army

The photograph above shows the lawn in front of the damaged building.

You'll remember that the aircraft only hit the ground floor of the Pentagon's first ring. Can you find debris of a Boeing 757-200 in this photograph?
 Question n°4

  The photograph in question 4 shows a truck pouring sand over the lawn of the Pentagon. Behind it a bulldozer is seen spreading gravel over the turf.

Can you explain why the Defence Secretary deemed it necessary to sand over the lawn, which was otherwise undamaged after the attack?
 Question n°5

Image : Space Imaging
Image : U.S. Department of Defense, Sgt. Rudisill

The photographs in Question 5 show representations of a Boeing 757-200 superimposed on the section of the building that was hit.

Can you explain what happened to the wings of the aircraft and why they caused no damage?
 Question n°6

When asked by a journalist: "Is there anything left of the aircraft at all?"

"First of all, the question about the aircraft, there are some small pieces of aircraft visible from the interior during this fire-fighting operation I'm talking about, but not large sections. In other words, there's no fuselage sections and that sort of thing." " You know, I'd rather not comment on that. We have a lot of eyewitnesses that can give you better information about what actually happened with the aircraft as it approached. So we don't know. I don't know."

When asked by a journalist: "Where is the jet fuel?"
"We have what we believe is a puddle right there that the -- what we believe is to be the nose of the aircraft. So -"
  The quotations in Question 6 correspond to statements made by Arlington County Fire Chief, Ed Plaugher, at a press conference held by Assistant Defence Secretary, Victoria Clarke, on 12 September 2001, at the Pentagon.

Can you explain why the County Fire Chief could not tell reporters where the aircraft was?
 Question n°7

Intelligence Agency ( CIA )

Institute for Peace

  Images : U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jason Ingersoll 1 et 2
  The two photographs in question 7 were taken just after the attack.
  They show the precise spot on the outer ring where the Boeing struck.

  Can you find the aircraft's point of impact?

  (To view the photos in detail, download these enlargements [ :) ] 1 and 2)
  How did you do?