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: [while losing at poker
] Chief, I had very little to do with Sitting Bull's death, so maybe you could stop taking it out on me. Ira Hayes
: Different tribe. The Pimas fought on the side of the white man. Gust
: See, now that's smart. Hank Hansen
: That *is* smart. Ira Hayes
: Yeah. Worked real good for us.
: Any man that doesn't have his masturbation papers in order better get them signed by tomorrow night or he ain't going overseas. Gust
: I got mine already. Lundsford
: Oh, yeah, I'm square. Franklin Sousley
: Wait, wait. Why am I just hearing about this? Mike Strank
: That's horseshit, Franklin! I don't have to repeat everything twice for you. Franklin Sousley
: No, I didn't hear nothin' about no masturbating papers! Ira Hayes
: Heard they were running short. Franklin Sousley
: You know, nobody tells me nothing. That's real nice, guys! Mike Strank
: All right, get your ass over to the officer in charge of records. Maybe he's got some more left. Leave your smokes. I'll play for you. Franklin Sousley
: Thanks, Mike. Mike Strank
: Listen, if he calls you an idiot, you take it like a man, okay? Just *do not* leave without signing them.
: Hank wasn't in the picture. Bud Gerber
: Sorry? Ira Hayes
: Hank didn't raise that flag. He raised the other one. The real flag. Bud Gerber
: The what? The real... the real flag? There's a *real* flag? John "Doc" Bradley
: Yeah, ours was the replacement flag. We put it up when they took the other one down. Bud Gerber
: Am I the only one getting a headache here? You know about this? Keyes Beech
: It was after it was already in the papers. The mothers had already been told by then. Bud Gerber
: Aw, that's it, that's beautiful. Yeah, that's beautiful. Yeah, why tell me? I'm only the guy that has to explain it to a hundred and fifty million Americans. Who is in the goddamn picture? Are *any* of you guys in the goddamn picture? Ira Hayes
: Yeah, we're in the goddamn picture. Bud Gerber
: Six guys raising a flag over Iwo Jima. Victory is ours. You're three of them, right? John "Doc" Bradley
: This was the fifth day, sir. The battle went on for thirty-five more. Bud Gerber
: Well, what'd you do, raise a goddamn flag every time you stopped for lunch? Ira Hayes
: [whispers to Bradley
] Can I hit this guy?
: Hey, you know what? I don't give a shit. You're in the picture, you raised the flag, that's the story we're selling, boys. Ira Hayes
: Are you deaf? Hank isn't in the picture. *Harlon* is in the picture. Bud Gerber
: Well, who the fuck is Harlon? Ira Hayes
: Harlon Block. That's whose mother who should be here if anyone's should be. You know, I think this whole damn thing is a farce, you ask me.
John "Doc" Bradley
: [At the mock Mount Suribachi in Soldier Field
] You gotta be kidding. Bud Gerber
: Hey, it took a lot of talented folks a long time to make that thing. Just wait till tonight when it's lit properly and there's thousands of cheering people in the stands, it's gonna look a lot better. So, stadium lights come down, spotlight comes up, you get your cue, you charge up this thing with the flag, you plant it at the top. You smile, you wave, you know the drill. John "Doc" Bradley
: You want us to plant the flag on a pile of papier-mache. Bud Gerber
: Hey, that's showbiz. And try to stand how you stood the first time you planted it. Just, you know, pretend the other three guys are with you. Ira Hayes
: The *dead* guys.
: I know it's a good thing, raising the money and that, 'cause we need it. But, I can't take them calling me a hero. All I did was try not to get shot. Some of the things I saw done, things I did, they weren't things to be proud of, you know? Mike... Mike was a hero. You ever meet him? Keyes Beech
: No. Ira Hayes
: Best Marine I ever met. Keyes Beech
: You know, Chief, I think if Mike was sitting here instead of you, he'd be saying the same thing about himself, not being a hero. Ira Hayes
: Maybe. He was a good guy, but I think that he'd be ashamed of me, seeing me the way I am.