Author Archives: Laura Schad

Honoring American Indian Veterans: Navajo

Veteran: David was drafted right after high school into the Marine Corps. He also belonged to the elite group of US Marine Corps World War II Navajo Code Talkers.

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Honoring American Indian Veterans: Pine Ridge

Veteran: Calvin recalled receiving “four greetings” from the President of the United States (in the form of military draft letters). It was 1944 and he remembered the bus stopped right in the middle of the highway to gather the new recruits.

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Honoring American Indian Veterans: Rosebud

Veterans… “I took a vow, a sacred vow.” Protecting family and community is inherit among Native Americans and “respect for relationships is paramount.”

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