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Debra Krol

Contributing Writer

Debra Utacia Krol is an award-winning Native American journalist who specializes in Native issues, environmental and science issues, and travel. She is an enrolled member of the Xolon (also known as Jolon) Salinan Tribe from the Central California coastal ranges. Her work has appeared in Indian Country Media Network, High Country News, Winds of Change Magazine (the journal of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society), the Official Arizona Visitors' Guide, and many other publications.

The military's unsung Native American heroes
Marine Private First Class Ira Hayes illustrates the part he played in the raising of the flag at Iwo Jima.

The military's unsung Native American heroes